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The Klondike fever: the life and death of the last great gold rush

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Carroll & Graf Publishers,
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2nd Carroll & Graf trade paperback
In 1897 a grimy steamer docked in Seattle and set into epic motion the incredible succession of events that Pierre Berton's exhilarating The Klondike Fever chronicles in all its splendid and astonishing folly. For the steamer Portland bore two tons of pure Klondike gold. And immediately, the stampede north to Alaska began. Easily as many as 100,000 adventurers, dreamers, and would-be miners from all over the world struck out for the remote, isolated gold fields in the Klondike Valley, most of them in total ignorance of the long, harsh Alaskan winters and the territory's indomitable terrain. Less than a third of that number would complete the enormously arduous mountain journey to their destination. Some would strike gold. Berton's story belongs less to the few who would make their fortunes than to the many swept up in the gold mania, to often unfortunate effects and tragic ends. It is a story of cold skies and avalanches, of con men and gamblers and dance hall girls, of sunken ships, of suicides, of dead horses and desperate men, of grizzly old miners and millionaires, of the land -- its exploitation and revenge. It is a story of the human capacity to dream, and to endure.
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subject_facet Klondike Gold Rush, Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Gold discoveries
title_display The Klondike fever : the life and death of the last great gold rush
title_full The Klondike fever : the life and death of the last great gold rush / Pierre Berton
title_short The Klondike fever :
title_sub the life and death of the last great gold rush
topic_facet Gold discoveries, Klondike Gold Rush