California Gold

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Signet, 2001 - Fiction - 768 pages
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The Number One New York Times bestseller is back in print. Thirty years after the Gold Rush, California continues to beckon Americans westward. James Macklin Chance, a penniless wanderer, descends from the Sierras with the dream of conquering California, like the Spanish before him, and seizing his share of its wealth, no matter the price.

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James Macklin Chance, eager to fulfill his father’s dream of California Gold, sets off from Pennsylvania traveling across the country to pursue his own ambitious dreams of making it rich in California ... Read full review

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California Gold begins thirty years after the Gold Rush as James Macklin (Mack) Chance leaves the Pennsylvania mining town where he grew up and heads for The Golden State to make his fortune. After ... Read full review


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John Jakes is the bestselling author of Charleston, the Kent Family Chronicles, the North and South trilogy, On Secret Service, California Gold, Homeland, and American Dreams. Descended from a soldier of the Virginia Continental Line who fought in the American Revolution, Jakes is one of today's most distinguished authors of historical fiction.

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