Forty-Niner: The Extraordinary Gold Rush Odyssey of Joseph Goldsborough Bruff by Kenneth P. Lizzio

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Read Forty-Niner: The Extraordinary Gold Rush Odyssey of Joseph Goldsborough Bruff Online Free - While the seminal California Gold Rush of 1849 produced numerous firsthand diaries and accounts, Joseph Goldsborough Bruff’s—widely regarded as the best and most accurate—provides the basis of this narrative reimagining of a quintessential American legend. Ken Lizzio traces the pioneer’s thrilling adventure from the first rumors of gold, through his crossing of the frontier, all the way to his incredible survival and escape to a prosperous life back east. This is the first book to create a narrative of Bruff’s journey from his meticulously written and preserved diary. And with more than fifty of Bruff’s original pencil sketches and paintings, Forty-Niner provides a new, immersive vision of one of America’s most fabled eras.

The American Grit series brings you true tales of endurance, survival, and ingenuity from the annals of American history. These books focus on the trials of remarkable individuals with an emphasis on rich primary source material and artwork.

Title : Forty-Niner: The Extraordinary Gold Rush Odyssey of Joseph Goldsborough Bruff
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ISBN : 1682680509
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


James rated it ★★★★☆

May 16, 2017

While many North Americans are familiar with the term "Gold Rush of 1849", they likely have a romantic idea of picturesque covered wagons slowly heading west over the prairie, of bearded miners panning for gold (as the cover depicts), and so on. The reality is quite different, as "Forty-Niner: TH...

Haris rated it ★★★★★

August 14, 2017

have had a lifelong passion for historical events and typically move from era to era on to topics which interest me. The gold rush of 1849 is one subject which has always fascinated me. Mr. Lizzio has taken a fresh look at this quintessential American experience through the first hand account of...

Casey rated it ★★★★☆

June 11, 2017

I received a free Kindle copy of Forty-NinerForty-Niner by Ken LizzioKen Lizzio courtesy of Net Galley and W.W. Norton & Company, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my history book review blog. I also...

Margaret rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2016

This is a really interesting new series from Norton--choose a lesser-known primary source, in this case, the drawings and journals of Joseph Bruff (two years at West Point, trained sailor, draftsman and mapmaker), and have a skilled historian use that to build a readable and vivid account backed...

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