Sierra: A Novel of the California Gold Rush

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Thorndike Press, Mar 1, 1997 - Fiction - 732 pages
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The acclaimed author of Goldfield and Cashbox now recreates one of the pivotal events in Western American history--the great, gaudy, gold stampede to California in 1848-49--and weaves into this glittering backdrop the stories of two unlikely gold seekers.

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User Review  - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing

True gold can be found in the love of a good woman. That, in a nutshell, summarizes "Sierra," Richard S. Wheeler's entertaining 1996 novel about the California gold rush, which follows the trail of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

With varying results, two young men seek their fortunes in California after America's successful war against Mexico—in another solid historical from the prolific Wheeler (Cashbox, l994, etc.). When ... Read full review

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