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 - 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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John Jakes comes through as a great talent. His ability to tell a story has few equals. California Gold lives up to expectations from this historical fiction author. Read full review
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