The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush

Item #: 00521
Author: Pierre Berton
ISBN: 9780786713172
$20.99
The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush
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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. 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.
Features: Paperback. 2003. 494 pp. 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.1 in.