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Mountains and Molehills

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After a tragic fire in San Francisco destroyed many of his possessions, including his journals, Frank Marryat rewrote, from memory... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

After a tragic fire in San Francisco destroyed many of his possessions, including his journals, Frank Marryat rewrote, from memory, much of what he had documented during his time in California in the middle of the gold craze of 1850. This historical treasure, originally published in 1855, the year that the author died of complications from yellow fever, recreates for readers the frenzy that drew thousands of miners and prospectors to California in their rush to find gold. Empathetic readers will feel the fear of yellow fever as this harrowing Englishman crosses Panama to reach California. However, not only will readers be exposed to Marryats own struggles to run a hotel and mine for gold, but they will also read about hardships emigrants had to overcome, the different types of mining in California, and the differences between miners from around the world, including French miners, Chinese miners, and English miners. Chapters include:The Old Crab-CatcherCoyote HuntingJoe BellowField of GoldTransport Machinery to the MineThe Fireman of San FranciscoAnd much more!

Autorentext

Frank Marryat (1826-1855) was a sailor, artist, and author. In 1850, he left England for California via Panama. In 1853, he returned to England, married, and left England again with his new bride to return to California, again via Panama. However, he contracted yellow fever and was forced to cut his trip short to return to England, where he died shortly after. Mountains and Molehills was published after his death.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Mountains and Molehills
Untertitel: Or Recollections from a Burnt Journal
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EAN: 9781629140896
ISBN: 978-1-62914-089-6
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Skyhorse Publishing
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 424
Veröffentlichung: 03.06.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 5.2 MB