The Klondike Fever

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2010 Reprint of 1958 edition. This thrilling story of the Klondike Gold Rush is at once first-rate history and first-rate entertainment. Some of the anecdotes of the last great gold rush have been told by others, but Pierre Berton is the first to distill the Klondike experience into a single, complete, coherent and immensely dramatic narrative. He spent 12 years in Dawson City researching the work. The entire tale has an epic ring, as much because of its splendid folly as because of its color and motion. The full...
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Overview

2010 Reprint of 1958 edition. This thrilling story of the Klondike Gold Rush is at once first-rate history and first-rate entertainment. Some of the anecdotes of the last great gold rush have been told by others, but Pierre Berton is the first to distill the Klondike experience into a single, complete, coherent and immensely dramatic narrative. He spent 12 years in Dawson City researching the work. The entire tale has an epic ring, as much because of its splendid folly as because of its color and motion. The full story has never been told before, nor has it been told in this dramatic way.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781578989645
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books
  • Publication date: 8/25/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 492
  • Sales rank: 919,167
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    The journalist author was born in Whitehorse, and lived in Dawson City, YT. Planning to visit the Yukon? This is a fine reference book. It would have been even better with more maps.

    Working in western Canada in the '70s, I was very familiar with Pierre Berton and his writing....from watching Canadian TV. A very rough equivalent to Berton in that setting would be our senior journalist Tom Brokaw, who is appearing on USA TV now. This book is not just about the facts of the Klondike gold rush; it emphasizes the mindset of the "madness" that drove people to risk their lives for gold. Decades after I lived in Canada, I just now got around to reading this book by Berton. It has been very helpful to me in preparing for my first trip to the Yukon this spring. This large paperback book is literally heavy. So do not plan on taking it with you on your trip to the northwest. Read it first. Then travel.

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  • Posted October 27, 2009

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    This was a hidden gem. One of the best historical works I've ever read.

    This book is a hidden gem; it's one of the most entertaining books I've ever read. I originally picked up this book on the Klondike after reading Jack London's Call of the Wild. I had an interest in learning more about the '97 Gold Rush, saw this book at Barnes & Noble and decided to purchase it. Barton (the author) writes with flash and is able to create an absorbing "tale" about a historic event. Although it is essentially a collection of historic bits and pieces. Barton crafts the chronological sequences like a master story teller. Everyone from Jack London, the shister "Soapy Smith", and the indominable Canadian Mounted Police are active and alive in Barton's accounts.

    This is a wonderful read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2002

    A Must-Read before going to Alaska

    What a fascinating history of the rich and poor, scoundrels and hopefuls, avaricious and just plain misguided argonauts of the Alaska Gold Rush! Reading it before touring Alaska would have made our recent tour more interesting. However, I enjoyed the book tremendously upon returning home. In the 1890's Alaska was truely the WILD West, and this book captures the experience in an easy-to-read style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2000

    Gold Madness and Frenzy

    A thorough well written history of the larger-than-life characters and wild events that culminated in an exciting yet bizarre moment in the far American north-west. The book provides historical background to the interesting people and circumstances that preceded the gold find, how the discovery changed many lives for better and worse, and how the gold find produced a shock wave of gold fever across the continent. The personalities, unbeleivable hardships and lifestyles and the fickleness of fate and fortune are captured in a wonderfully flowing narrative. One really begins to appreciate the sacrifices, hardiness and endurance of the largely eccentric prospectors. The flavor and excitement of the wild events are colorfully reported. The many memorable anecdotes really provide a clear flavor of the times. This is how history should be learned and appreciated.

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    Posted February 23, 2009

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