The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853

Autor: Dolnick, Edward

Editorial: Little Brown and Company

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The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853 : In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared "Gold Fever!" as hundreds of thousands of men and women borrowed money, quit their jobs, and allowed themselves - for the first time ever - to imagine a future of ease and splendor.

In THE RUSH, Edward Dolnick brilliantly recounts their treacherous westward journeys by wagon and on foot, and takes us to the frenzied gold fields and the rowdy cities that sprang from nothing to jam-packed chaos. With an enthralling cast of characters and scenes of unimaginable wealth and desperate ruin, THE RUSH is a fascinating - and rollicking - account of the greatest treasure hunt the world has ever seen.

Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Negocios y Economia   Economic History
History & Geography   North American

ISBN 13:9780316175685
ISBN 10:0316175684
Formato:Tapa Dura
Tamaño:9.75" l x 6.50" w x 1.25" h

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