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The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream

Brands, H.W.

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ISBN 10: 0385502168 / ISBN 13: 9780385502160
Published by U.S.A.: Doubleday, 2002
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Title: The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Doubleday

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition.......

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A history of the people and commercial imperatives that contributed to the California gold rush discusses the massive influx of hundreds of thousands of people to the area, which became a state in record time, in a volume set against the political climate and national issues of the period. 75,000 first printing.

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"An engrossing, multifaceted history." -"The New York Times
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"A barn burner. . . . Masterfully sketched historical figures, subtly developed themes, and epically well-braided stories. . . . There's only one thing to say . . . and that's 'Eureka!' " -"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Exuberant. . . . Entertaining, lively. . . . Brands [is] a wonderfully skilled narrative historian." -"Los Angeles Times"
"Highly readable and entertaining. . . . History titles loom large, and perhaps none larger than The Age of Gold." -"Houston Chronicle"
"A triumph. . . . Brands has struck gold." -"The Oregonian"
"[H. W. Brands] will change the way you see history. . . . The Age of Gold brilliantly pans the historical record for nuggets of hardship and, in the process, hits upon a mother lode of a story." -"Austin American-Statesman"
"Gripping. . . . Thoroughly researched. . . . An eminently readable, detail-filled book." -"Chicago Tribune
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"A serious, comprehensive study, filled with memorable visions and interesting observations. . . . A book that explores history, politics, geology, adventure and industry with omnibus enthusiasm. . . . Its author, like the miners of the gold rush themselves, leaves no stone unturned." -"The San Diego Union-Tribune"
"A fine, robust telling of one of the greatest adventure stories in history." -David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize--winning author of John Adams
"Brands assembles a colorful collection of people swept into this craze from around the world . . . in[to] a dazzling setting that conveys the world-changing effects of this era. . . . [He is a] master storyteller." -"The Christian Science Monitor"
"Few historians can tell a tale better than Brands." -"Dallas Morning News"
"Populated with colorful California characters. . . . Brands makes a convincing case that the discovery of gold was a seminal event in American history." -"Boston Herald
""Fascinating. . . . Brands brings the era and its characters to life in a remarkably entertaining narrative that is meticulously researched and crisply written. . . . The Age of Gold""is historical reporting at its best." -"Arizona Daily Star"

An engrossing, multifaceted history. The New York Times

A barn burner. . . . Masterfully sketched historical figures, subtly developed themes, and epically well-braided stories. . . . There s only one thing to say . . . and that s Eureka! San Francisco Chronicle
Exuberant. . . . Entertaining, lively. . . . Brands [is] a wonderfully skilled narrative historian. Los Angeles Times
Highly readable and entertaining. . . . History titles loom large, and perhaps none larger than The Age of Gold. Houston Chronicle
A triumph. . . . Brands has struck gold. The Oregonian
[H. W. Brands] will change the way you see history. . . . The Age of Gold brilliantly pans the historical record for nuggets of hardship and, in the process, hits upon a mother lode of a story. Austin American-Statesman
Gripping. . . . Thoroughly researched. . . . An eminently readable, detail-filled book. Chicago Tribune

A serious, comprehensive study, filled with memorable visions and interesting observations. . . . A book that explores history, politics, geology, adventure and industry with omnibus enthusiasm. . . . Its author, like the miners of the gold rush themselves, leaves no stone unturned. The San Diego Union-Tribune
A fine, robust telling of one of the greatest adventure stories in history. David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize winning author of John Adams
Brands assembles a colorful collection of people swept into this craze from around the world . . . in[to] a dazzling setting that conveys the world-changing effects of this era. . . . [He is a] master storyteller. The Christian Science Monitor
Few historians can tell a tale better than Brands. Dallas Morning News
Populated with colorful California characters. . . . Brands makes a convincing case that the discovery of gold was a seminal event in American history. Boston Herald
Fascinating. . . . Brands brings the era and its characters to life in a remarkably entertaining narrative that is meticulously researched and crisply written. . . . The Age of Gold is historical reporting at its best. Arizona Daily Star"

"An engrossing, multifaceted history." --The New York Times

"A barn burner. . . . Masterfully sketched historical figures, subtly developed themes, and epically well-braided stories. . . . There's only one thing to say . . . and that's 'Eureka!' " --San Francisco Chronicle

"Exuberant. . . . Entertaining, lively. . . . Brands [is] a wonderfully skilled narrative historian." --Los Angeles Times

"Highly readable and entertaining. . . . History titles loom large, and perhaps none larger than The Age of Gold." --Houston Chronicle

"A triumph. . . . Brands has struck gold." --The Oregonian

"[H. W. Brands] will change the way you see history. . . . The Age of Gold brilliantly pans the historical record for nuggets of hardship and, in the process, hits upon a mother lode of a story." --Austin American-Statesman

"Gripping. . . . Thoroughly researched. . . . An eminently readable, detail-filled book." --Chicago Tribune

"A serious, comprehensive study, filled with memorable visions and interesting observations. . . . A book that explores history, politics, geology, adventure and industry with omnibus enthusiasm. . . . Its author, like the miners of the gold rush themselves, leaves no stone unturned." --The San Diego Union-Tribune

"A fine, robust telling of one of the greatest adventure stories in history." --David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize--winning author of John Adams

"Brands assembles a colorful collection of people swept into this craze from around the world . . . in[to] a dazzling setting that conveys the world-changing effects of this era. . . . [He is a] master storyteller." --The Christian Science Monitor

"Few historians can tell a tale better than Brands." --Dallas Morning News

"Populated with colorful California characters. . . . Brands makes a convincing case that the discovery of gold was a seminal event in American history." --Boston Herald

"Fascinating. . . . Brands brings the era and its characters to life in a remarkably entertaining narrative that is meticulously researched and crisply written. . . . The Age of Gold is historical reporting at its best." --Arizona Daily Star

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