FORTUNE'S FRENZY: A California Gold Rush Odyssey
Relates previously untold aspects of the gold rush and delves into the country's pressing social, economic, and nationalist issues in the pre-Civil War decades. The theme is age-old, and still relevant: desperate people falling for get rich quick schemes. They fail to consider the sacrifices they will have to make and the dismal odds of their success.
Publishing status: Current
Item #: 7895887