In 1849, news of the California Gold Rush swept the nation like wildfire. Hundreds of thousands came west to a small spot in the Sierra Nevadas to dig for their fortunes in gold. For some, it was a dream with a price - all they found was relentless hardship. But for others, the mountain mining camps were the starting point of a new life - with the promise of a bright future and the hope of striking an overnight fortune. In a time of greed and lawlessness, it was the dream that fired the American spirit. And for the lucky, it was a dream that came true ...
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Used availability for James Reasoner's Rivers of Gold
June 1995 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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