The Age of Gold by H.W. Brands 

The Age of Gold, H.W. Brands 

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The discovery of gold by a team of Mormon mill workers in 1848 sparked a frenzy that shook the world. People swarmed to California from as far as China and Australia. They came from England and France, from Ireland and Chile, leaving behind their families and everything they owned in the hope of making their fortunes in the new world. They came by ship and overland, braving Tierra del Fuego and the pestilences of Panama, lured by the promise of gold.

In a spellbinding narrative that spans several continents, Brands brings the fervour and excitement of the gold rush vividly to life. The Age of Gold is narrative history at its best - the astonishing tale of one of the most extraordinary speculative frenzies in history, told by a master historian.


Item specifics

Condition: Good. A book that has been read but is in good condition. No obvious damage to the book cover. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.

Author: H.W. Brands 
Format: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0099476568
Height: 19.7cm
Width: 12.7cm
Spine: 3.35cm

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