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Sterling Point Books: Stampede for Gold: The Story of the Klondike Rush | [Pierre Berton]

Sterling Point Books: Stampede for Gold: The Story of the Klondike Rush

The Klondike gold rush, which occurred between 1896 and 1899, was one of the strangest outbreaks of "gold fever" ever to take place. With news of California's rush still fresh in their minds, thousands of men with get-rich-quick dreams hurried to stake out claims in the Yukon. But they did not count on the murderous weather...or the severe mountain passes that protected the gold.
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The Klondike gold rush, which occurred between 1896 and 1899, was one of the strangest outbreaks of "gold fever" ever to take place. With news of California's rush still fresh in their minds, thousands of men with get-rich-quick dreams hurried to stake out claims in the Yukon. But they did not count on the murderous weather...or the severe mountain passes that protected the gold.

Among those who came with high hopes were author Pierre Berton's parents; here, he presents vividly written, firsthand accounts of the gunfights, con men, avalanches, frostbite, and starvation people endured. It is an amazing and unforgettable true story of superhuman challenges, death-defying adventure, and lifelong friendships.

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    waylon los angeles, CA, United States 11-10-12
    waylon los angeles, CA, United States 11-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great and profound story, enjoyable and thrilling"
    If you could sum up Sterling Point Books in three words, what would they be?

    powerful, funny, engaging


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sterling Point Books?

    the stories that described the discovery of the gold, and the ones describing the end of the dream for so many.


    What does Andy Caploe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice has a great gravity to it, as well as humor


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    can't say.


    Any additional comments?

    I found out about Berton thru his illustrated book on the Klondike, full of amazing pictures. an incredible collection. His narrative is just as evocative.

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    Gary Sacramento, California, United States 04-02-12
    Gary Sacramento, California, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The Stampede for Gold is Brought to Life"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is a lively text by the authority on the Klondike combined with a wonderful narrative voice that makes the text even more exciting.


    What about Andy Caploe’s performance did you like?

    He did brilliantly -- better than a movie.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I listen during my evening one-hour walks.


    Any additional comments?

    A superb experience.

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