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World Rushed in by J S Holliday
World Rushed in

melaniesmuse, August 28, 2012

Holliday puts you there, walking beside an educated fellow from a comfortable farm in the east, lured, like the masses, of getting rich quick. Weaving personal letters and journal entries into the harsh reality of the Sierra Nevada's unforgiving wilderness, I promise you will ask yourself countless times: What would I do in his shoes? If you only read one book about what changed California and the world at human scale in 1849, it is this one.
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