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|1||A Wandering Lord of Jeopardy||25|
|2||The Potentate of the Sacramento||41|
|3||The Servant of the Three Masters||56|
|4||A Notional Kind of Man||71|
|5||The Sordid Cry||84|
|6||Ned Beale's Ride||100|
|8||Doubling the Cape||131|
|10||The Greenhorn Trail||166|
|11||Lord and Lady||191|
|15||A Vagrant Life||267|
|16||Dame Shirley's World||287|
Posted January 11, 2003
Dale L. Walker has a unique gift. He narrates history by focusing on those people who were a part of it, catching their strengths and foibles and achievements in vignettes that fill the pages of this memorable history. His portraits of gold rush people are memorable. The discovery of gold in California triggered one of the most amazing migrations in world history, and Walker is there, walking beside those who toiled overland, sailing with those who went by sea, catching their hopes and follies in haunting and beautiful portraits. We come away from this book with a rich understanding of the birth of modern California. This is history at its finest.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 13, 2009
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