James Macklin Chase was a poor Pennsylvanian who dreamed of making it rich in California. But at the turn of the century, the money to be made was in oil, citrus, water rights, and the railroads. Mack would have it all, if he had his way. And along the way, the men and women he met, the passion he found, the enemies he made, and the great historical figures like William Randolph Hearts, Leland Stanford, and Theodore Roosevelt, he encountered, helped bring glory to the extraordinary century.
"Riveting...CALIFORNIA GOLD strikes pay dirt....This sweeping epic is a dynamite tribute to the sheer pluck of one man who scorns all obstacles. He instills vibrancy in all his characterizations."
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Review: California GoldUser Review - John Rasmussen - Goodreads
The story telling is similar to Michener's tales. Here there is only one family history in the development of business in California after the gold rush and into the beginning of the 20th century. The ... Read full review
Review: California GoldUser Review - Bearcatgary - Goodreads
This was a decent book of historical fiction about California in the late 1800's and early 1900's. I was never really captivated by the book, which is why it took me several months to read. I think I ... Read full review
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