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The Age of Gold

The Age of Gold

The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream

  • Author: H.W. Brands
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307481220
  • Category: History
  • Page: 592
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The California Gold Rush inspired a new American dream—the “dream of instant wealth, won by audacity and good luck.” The discovery of gold on the American River in 1848 triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. It drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth, accelerated America’s imperial expansion, and exacerbated the tensions that exploded in the Civil War. H.W. Brands tells his epic story from multiple perspectives: of adventurers John and Jessie Fremont, entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the wry observer Samuel Clemens—side by side with prospectors, soldiers, and scoundrels. He imparts a visceral sense of the distances they traveled, the suffering they endured, and the fortunes they made and lost. Impressive in its scholarship and overflowing with life, The Age of Gold is history in the grand traditions of Stephen Ambrose and David McCullough.

The Age of Gold

The Age of Gold

The Story of an Obsession that Shook the World

  • Author: H. W. Brands
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780434013203
  • Category: California
  • Page: 547
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For fans of Niall Ferguson and William Dalrymple comes 'A fine, robust telling of one of the greatest adventure stories in history.' - David McCullough, Pulitzer prize-winning author of John Adams The discovery of gold by a team of Mormon mill workers in 1848 sparked a frenzy that shook the world. People swarmed to California from as far as China and Australia. They came from England and France, from Ireland and Chile, leaving behind their families and everything they owned in the hope of making their fortunes in the new world. They came by ship and overland, braving Tierra del Fuego and the pestilences of Panama, lured by the promise of gold. In a spellbinding narrative that spans several continents, Brands brings the fervour and excitement of the gold rush vividly to life. The Age of Gold is narrative history at its best -- the astonishing tale of one of the most extraordinary speculative frenzies in history, told by a master historian. Endorsements from Stephen Ambrose, John Julius Norwich and David McCullough: 'A riveting story, told by a born writer. What more could one ask?' - John Julius Norwich 'Big, brassy, raucous - The Age of Gold tells of dreams made and dashed, great destinies forged, and of endlessly fascinating heroes, scoundrels and misfits-Terrific.' - Jay Winik, author of April 1865 'Fascinating stories that transcend the mundane and take us to new levels of the human experience. What a story it is to tell. Brands tells it superbly.' - Stephen E. Ambrose, author of D Day and Band of Brothers 'A gripping narrative account of the mad rush for California riches. Brimming with unforgettable anecdotes and vivid prose, Brands beams the reader back to a time when anything seemed possible. A real page turner.' - Douglas Brinkley Author Bio: - H. W. Brands is the author of The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. He is Distinguished Professor and holder of the Melburn G. Glasscock Chair in American History at Texas A andM University.

The Dark Ages and the Age of Gold

The Dark Ages and the Age of Gold

  • Author: Russell A. Fraser
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400869048
  • Category: History
  • Page: 440
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In this original and provocative book Russell Fraser has set himself no less a task than the description and interpretation of one of the signal "facts" of Western history—the breaking away of the present from the medieval past. He locates this break in England in the sixteenth century, and on the continent two hundred years earlier. Unafraid to synthesize, he weaves a rich fabric of quotations, allusions, and examples from art, music, philosophy, theology, and physical science to explain the cultural transition to the modern world. Although the author ranges from Plato to the present, his focus is concentrated on the major figures of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, especially Shakespeare, "the last and greatest of medieval artists." His intention is always to draw together and compare medieval. Renaissance, and contemporary attitudes so that the reader can see the past becoming the present, how and when this transformation occurred, and for what reasons. Originally published in 1973. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Selling Our Death Masks

Selling Our Death Masks

Cash-For-Gold in the Age of Austerity

  • Author: Yesenia Barragan
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782792694
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 101
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A radical historical ethnography on the meaning of a fundamentally new physical landscape of our age of austerity: cash-for-gold shops that numerically exploded in the wake of the worst economic crisis of our times.

The old rush

The old rush

  • Author: Peter Hubbell
  • Publisher: LID Editorial
  • ISBN: 0985286474
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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The Age of Aging begins in 2014 as the last of the Baby Boomers turn 50, and no other global trend will do more to impact the way we live, think, act and interact with brands for the next 20 years! Peter Hubbell’s first book – The Old Rush: Marketing for Gold in the Age of Aging – is an invaluable primer for marketers who want to seize the next big fast-growth opportunity…a chance to propel their brands and businesses forward rapidly and on a global scale. The Old Rush establishes a parallel with the famous California Gold Rush of the mid-nineteenth century, and draws on the author’s own insights and observations from a 30-year career at the forefront of the advertising business. Hubbell makes a strong case for why the nearly 80 million Baby Boomers are Marketing’s Most Valuable Generation™ and then outlines the basic rules of marketing engagement with this cohort, along with practical ideas that brands and businesses can use to create their own success. The lessons from the Gold Rush are particularly apt to the modern-day Old Rush: Decisiveness, agility, creativity and perseverance will be the skills needed to thrive and prosper with the aging consumer.

Mud, Blood, and Gold

Mud, Blood, and Gold

San Francisco in 1849

  • Author: Rand Richards
  • Publisher: Heritage House Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781879367067
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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This book vividly recreates the tumultous birth of San Francisco in 1849--a time and place like no other in American history

To Catch a Prince

To Catch a Prince

  • Author: May Sage
  • Publisher: Madam's Books
  • ISBN: 1912415232
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 222
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A power has risen in the lands, a dark shadow no one seems to understand. As the newest Enchantress, Talia knows her duty lies in finding it. But she’s failed the bonds of blood once, looking away as her sister was continuously abused; she can’t leave while she can be of use to her. Especially since she may never come back. Vincent, the playful, bashful Prince of the Dragon Realm, knows a thing or two about concealing a dark secret behind pretty smiles; he can tell the frighteningly powerful Talia is hiding something, and he fully intends to find out what. To Catch a Prince is book two of the Age of Gold fantasy romance series. Disclaimer: Unlike many fantasy books, To Catch a Prince is NOT a clean read. Expect swear words and adult situations. If you enjoy your books free of f-words, this one isn't for you. To Catch a Prince is a follow up to To Claim a King and ought to be read after the first book. The story of Talia and Vincent ends there but the Age of Gold arch will carry on in the next volumes. Book one: To Claim a King. Book three: To Tame a Rogue. Scheduled Spring/Summer 2018. Spin off - happening simultaneously: Gold and Shadows.

To Claim a King

To Claim a King

  • Author: May Sage
  • Publisher: Madam's Books
  • ISBN: 1912415216
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 234
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Accused of consorting with demons in her home town, Xandrie flees, only to find herself in a greater danger. She’s a mere human woman, thrust in a brutal tournament pitting vicious dragons females against each other. Yet, she can’t find it in herself to give up, as the winner will Claim the throne, and more importantly, the hand of the enticing Dragon King. Age of Gold is a series of fantasy romance novels. The first volume may be read as a standalone. Disclaimer Unlike many fantasy books, To Claim a King is NOT a clean read. Expect swear words and adult situations. If you enjoy your books free of f-words, this one isn't for you.

Australia

Australia

A German Traveller in the Age of Gold

  • Author: Friedrich Gerstäcker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781743054192
  • Category: Australia
  • Page: 320
  • View: 5514
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Gerstacker, the most illustrious and prolific of German travel writers, set foot in Australia in 1851, having walked across the Andes, traipsed the goldfields of California, and sailed over the Pacific in search of adventures. In this translation of his book Australien, his lively travelogue is made available for the first time in English.

Rush for Riches

Rush for Riches

Gold Fever and the Making of California

  • Author: J. S. Holliday
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520214013
  • Category: History
  • Page: 355
  • View: 9795
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This book carries the story of the world's first gold rush from 1849 through the free-for-all decades of the 1860s and 70's and on to the climactic year 1884. J. S. Holliday describes California's transformation from the quietude of a Mexican hinterland to the forefront of entrepreneurial capitalism. He follows gold mining's swift evolution from treasure hunt to vast industry, traces the prodigal plunder of California's virgin rivers and abundant forests, and describes improvised feats of engineering, breathtaking in their scope and execution.

Age of Discovery

Age of Discovery

Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance

  • Author: Ian Goldin,Chris Kutarna
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250085101
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
  • View: 2300
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The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact—and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how. Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others—and make us all more vulnerable to one another. Business and science are working giant revolutions upon our societies, but our politics and institutions evolve at a much slower pace. That’s why, in a moment when everyone ought to be celebrating giant global gains, many of us are righteously angry at being left out and stressed about where we’re headed. To make sense of present shocks, we need to step back and recognize: we’ve been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, likewise redrew all maps of the world, democratized communication and sparked a flourishing of creative achievement. But their world also grappled with the same dark side of rapid change: social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and other unintended consequences of discovery. Now is the second Renaissance. We can still flourish—if we learn from the first.

The Age of Gold (Redux)

The Age of Gold (Redux)

  • Author: Sotère Torregian
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0578136031
  • Category: American poetry
  • Page: 216
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Revised edition of Sotere Torregian's seminal book of poetry "The Age of Gold" (1976), retitled "The Age of Gold (Redux)," supplemented by a new section of other poems from that period that either were excluded due to the book's size limitations or now have been added. This edition includes for the first time three short yet relevant essays written by Sotere during this period, including one that was intended to serve as the original preface to the book. Will Alexander has written the introduction for this revised edition."

The Age of Gold

The Age of Gold

Surrealist Cinema

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 197
  • View: 4784
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Surrealist cinema as epitomised by Un Chien Andalou and L'Age D'Or, was a knife through the very heart of the establishment - a scorpionic, scatological black joke galvanised by the irrational, the uncanny and the spectre of de Sade. Author Robert Short revisits these two seminal films and documents the experimental cinematic theories of Antonin Artaud and the filming of his Surrealist scenario The Seashell and the Clergyman. Short also looks at the work of Hans Richter, Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray.

The Dark Ages and the Age of Gold

The Dark Ages and the Age of Gold

  • Author: Russell A. Fraser
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400869048
  • Category: History
  • Page: 440
  • View: 6332
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In this original and provocative book Russell Fraser has set himself no less a task than the description and interpretation of one of the signal "facts" of Western history—the breaking away of the present from the medieval past. He locates this break in England in the sixteenth century, and on the continent two hundred years earlier. Unafraid to synthesize, he weaves a rich fabric of quotations, allusions, and examples from art, music, philosophy, theology, and physical science to explain the cultural transition to the modern world. Although the author ranges from Plato to the present, his focus is concentrated on the major figures of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, especially Shakespeare, "the last and greatest of medieval artists." His intention is always to draw together and compare medieval. Renaissance, and contemporary attitudes so that the reader can see the past becoming the present, how and when this transformation occurred, and for what reasons. Originally published in 1973. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Age of Gold

The Age of Gold

  • Author: George Lunt
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
  • ISBN: 9781110400676
  • Category: History
  • Page: 168
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Age of Happy Problems

The Age of Happy Problems

  • Author: Herbert Gold
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351305867
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 238
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In his first book of non-fiction, originally published in 1962, Herbert Gold explores some not-so-happy problems confronting people in an age of "mass destruction, mass inertia, mass everything." While acknowledging that we live in a time of utmost global significance-war on an enormous scale was a reality of the twentieth century and continues to threaten, unadulterated evil has exhibited itself in grandiose proportions-Gold tackles issues and problems which are very much of significance to the individual: teaching, writing, love, marriage, divorce, and death. In The Age of Happy Problems, Gold takes the reader through a journey of eclectic characters, situations, and locales. Part I is a selection of essays entitled "American Events." In "The Age of Happy Problems" we are presented with an analysis of the problems facing people in the middle of their lives and careers. "How to Be an Artist's Wife" explores the prospect of being married, and remaining married, to a temperamental and egotistical artist. "Divorce as a Moral Act" describes the termination of marriage as a means for renewal and the chance to start over again the search for love. "The Bachelor's Dilemma" evokes the decisions confronting the male of the "big city." And "A Dog in Brooklyn, A Girl in Detroit: A L"ife Among the Humanities" is a memoir on the paradoxes of teaching in a university. Part II is entitled "American Places." The author examines in this section various American lifestyles. In "Paris: Notes from La Vie de Boheme," Gold describes Americans abroad, why they decide to become expatriates, and how they adapt to their new surroundings. In "Greenwich Village: The Changing Village" he writes about the importance of New York City's symbol of change, experiment and nonconformity. Finally, the author meditates on "Death in Miami Beach," offering a moving account of the relationship between death and the popular Florida city. Gold writes: "How can I total it up? What is the map of the map? Well, to begin with, Plato was wrong. The life of contemplation is not sufficient...and for another thing, Plato was right. He knew that men must learn to come together in the practice of intelligence and moral privilege." Gold's essays, stemming from the author's own humanity, are just as poignant and relevant today as they were when they were first published. The Age of Happy Problems is sure to captivate, but perhaps most of all, make the reader contemplate the importance of these issues for his or her own life.

The Age of Gold

The Age of Gold

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0857194690
  • Category:
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John Sutter and the California Gold Rush

John Sutter and the California Gold Rush

  • Author: Matt Doeden,Ron Frenz,Charles Barnett, III
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 0736862072
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
  • View: 4784
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"In graphic novel format, tells the story of the discovery of gold at John Sutter's mill and how it changed California"--Provided by publisher.

The Age of Gold

The Age of Gold

Being a Collection of Northland Tales, Song, Sketch and Narrative

  • Author: Luther Eugene Campbell
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
  • ISBN: 9781103205417
  • Category: History
  • Page: 132
  • View: 7639
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.