Author: Brands, H.W.
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 547 pages. The discovery of Gold in California in 1848 sparked a frenzy that shook the world. People swarmed to the gold fields from as far as China and Australia. They came by ship and land, braving Tierra del Fuego and the pestilence of Panama, lured by the promise of riches. At the heart of this book is the story of Captain John Fremont, who 'liberated' California from Mexico only to find himself accused of mutiny.