The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush by Pierre Berton

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The Klondike Fever:  The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush by Pierre Bertonis a 455-page softcover First published in 1958, this copy is the seventh Carroll & Graf edition of 2001.  The condition is very good, with clean, unmarked pages and very little signs of use.

Book Summary

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 dash for gold and so scant was information about conditions in the Klondike that the rush for riches became a kind of fabulous madness.  The entire tale--of which Pierre Berton's account is the definitive telling--has an epic ring (legends were lived and fortunes were won) as much because of its splendid folly as because of its color and motion.

ISBN:  0-88184-139-0 


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