Stampede: Gold Fever And Disaster In The Klondike
- General Interest , American History
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All that glitters...
In 1897, the U.S. was mired in the worst economic depression that the country had yet endured. So when newspapers announced gold was to be found at the Klondike River region of the Yukon, a mob of desperate Americans swarmed north. It was a mass delusion that quickly proved deadly with avalanches, shipwrecks, starvation, and murder.
Author Brian Castner tells a relentlessly driving story of the gold rush through the individual experiences of the iconic characters who endured it: a young Jack London, Colonel Samuel Steele, the notorious gangster Soapy Smith, goodtime girls, desperate miners, and more. The unvarnished tale of this mass migration is always striking, revealing the amazing truth of what people will do for a chance to be rich.
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|Release Date:||April 13, 2021|