|Title:||The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush|
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|Publisher:||Martino Fine Books (August 25, 2010)|
Pierre Berton has saved the legacy that is the Klondike gold rush by putting together perhaps the most complete compilation on the subject ever written. If you are looking for the one book that truly helps us understand what it must have been like for the stampeders, this is it. Berton lets the story of the gold rush tell itself, and it comes to life on every page and with every character that was a part of the history of the Klondike
The Klondike Fever book. Mr. Berton cultivates the readers imagination while not sparing the facts in his excellent history of the Yukon gold rush. Possibly the most captivating image he creates in the mind of the reader was the rush of excitement a miner felt when he/she found gold nuggets and In history, few things spark the imagination like "stampede" and "gold rush
This thrilling story is at once first-rate history and first-rate entertainment. Incredible events occurred in North America after a decrepit steamboat docked at Seattle in 1897 containing two tons of pure gold. So frenzied was the clash for gold and so scant was information about conditions in the Klondike that the rush for riches became a kind of fabulous madness.
Klondike The life and death of the last great gold rush by Pierre Berton.
The klondike gold rush WOW! Absolutely mindblowing. Just got back from Alaska and Yukon. the obstacles, the lack of preparation, the sickness of gold hunger, the insane gambling, present atwisted picture of poor men seeking funds to save the farm. It is like a spell they entered that changed who they were. A GREAT TESTAMENT TO human determanation and strength of will. wish I had read this years ago. wish this was better taught in school. Pierre B erton was the person who got me interested in Canadian history, he made ir come alive in his tv progRAM. His mother,s book is a great follow up. the book did not download on my computer.
Below the wet mosses of some of those creeks, the man in the poling-boat knew, there was gold. But in this summer of 1894 he had no more stomach for it. For twenty-three years he had been climbing the hills of the world and trudging down the valleys, picking away at quartz and panning the black sand of a thousand creekbeds. Always the gold had eluded him. He was a lighthouse-keeper's son from Big Island off the tattered coast of Nova Scotia, and he could scarcely remember the time when he had not thought of gold. As a child he had read.
For the steamer Portland bore two tons of pure Klondike gold. And immediately, the stampede north to Alaska began.
First published as Klondike, the life and death of the last great gold rush. Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1958. Bibliography: p. 446-457. Camera Canon 5D. City New York. Donor iscopubliclibrary. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on January 6, 2010.
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