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The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Edward Dolnick

Narrated By: Bernard Setaro Clark

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: August 2014

Duration: 10 hours 2 minutes

Summary:

A riveting portrait of the Gold Rush, by the award-winning author of Down the Great Unknown and The Forger's Spell.

In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared "Gold Fever!" as hundreds of thousands of men and women borrowed money, quit their jobs, and allowed themselves- for the first time ever-to imagine a future of ease and splendor. In THE RUSH, Edward Dolnick brilliantly recounts their treacherous westward journeys by wagon and on foot, and takes us to the frenzied gold fields and the rowdy cities that sprang from nothing to jam-packed chaos. With an enthralling cast of characters and scenes of unimaginable wealth and desperate ruin, THE RUSH is a fascinating-and rollicking-account of the greatest treasure hunt the world has ever seen.

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  • Justin Garner

    I riveting history of the '49 gold rush. One of the best histories I have ever read / listened too. The narrator was superb.

  • Chet Holden

    Excellent at many levels. So much history, painted in broad strokes of heartache and hope.

Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853

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Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853, Edward Dolnick