This is the most complete book I have ever read about the California Gold Rush! The book follows prospectors to California from all over the globe. How they fared and what happened after the Gold Rush of 49.
Besides the rush for gold The Age of Gold also does a good job with the histories of John C. Fremont. Leland Stanford, M. Vallejo, A. Sutter, and many many more. Also mentioned, in this book, is how the gold effected Later Day Saints, The Civil War, Transcon. Railroad, Pony Express, just to mention a few.
If you love history you will love this book!
If you are anything near a historical buff you need to read this book. The authors present a complete picture, in you mind, and you feel like you are behind the news cameras as it happens.
This books deal with the facts. Pure and simple. The authors takes these facts and presents them in a plain and simple style that captures the reader's interest.
Witty! Ending is a little flat but other than that...FUNNY! Excellent performance from all the actors. The auther paints a vivid picture of the story line.
I had my doubts, but hey! It was free! And I LOVED IT!
Way better than I though it would be!
As always Biography has done great job. With the short time allowed you can get a fair idea of what kind of man Pershing was. And, if you have a mind to, it serves as a stepping stone for a more in-depth book.
Do you love history? Or are you wanting to know a little more about that Indian Lady on our one dollar coin? If you fall in the latter then you might enjoy this. If you love history this may be a bit brief. But, it is Biography and is always well done. Well worth the price!
After listening to several full length books this seems short..but the price is great. It's the audio version of Biography so it's simple really...if you enjoy the TV version you should like this!
Well worth the price!
Packed full of information of litte known facts. I have been reading about Bonnie and Clyde for fifty years and learned more from this book than any other book I have read.
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