Gold Rush

Author: Jordan Lynde
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448193318
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When hot, talented, uber-famous boy band Gold enroll at the prestigious Oakwood Academy, Iris is determined not to get distracted. She's class president and a scholarship student, and she can't let her grades drop. Besides, there are plenty of other girls who are desperate to get close to Gold - including Iris's best friend, Chloe. But on their first day at Oakwood, Iris is asked to show Gold around - and finds out gorgeous lead singer Rian will be sharing her locker . . . Surrounded by fans and paparazzi at every turn, Noah, Luke and Rian love that Iris treats them just like normal guys. But being friends with three of the most famous people in the world comes with its problems. And when Iris begins to realize she has feelings for one of them, things get even more complicated . . .

What Was the Gold Rush

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101610299
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With black-and white illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from history is brought to life!

Klondike

Author: Pierre Berton
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 9780385673648
Release Date: 2011-02-11
Genre: History

With the building of the railroad and the settlement of the plains, the North West was opening up. The Klondike stampede was a wild interlude in the epic story of western development, and here are its dramatic tales of hardship, heroism, and villainy. We meet Soapy Smith, dictator of Skagway; Swiftwater Bill Gates, who bathed in champagne; Silent Sam Bonnifield, who lost and won back a hotel in a poker game; and Roddy Connors, who danced away a fortune at a dollar a dance. We meet dance-hall queens, paupers turned millionaires, missionaries and entrepreneurs, and legendary Mounties such as Sam Steele, the Lion of the Yukon. Pierre Berton's riveting account reveals to us the spectacle of the Chilkoot Pass, and the terrors of lesser-known trails through the swamps of British Columbia, across the glaciers of souther Alaska, and up the icy streams of the Mackenzie Mountains. It contrasts the lawless frontier life on the American side of the border to the relative safety of Dawson City. Winner of the Governor General's award for non-fiction, Klondike is authentic history and grand entertainment, and a must-read for anyone interested in the Canadian frontier.

The California Gold Rush

Author: Mark A. Eifler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317910213
Release Date: 2016-07-22
Genre: History

In January of 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. For a year afterward, news of this discovery spread outward from California and started a mass migration to the gold fields. Thousands of people from the East Coast aspiring to start new lives in California financed their journey West on the assumption that they would be able to find wealth. Some were successful, many were not, but they all permanently changed the face of the American West. In this text, Mark Eifler examines the experiences of the miners, demonstrates how the gold rush affected the United States, and traces the development of California and the American West in the second half of the nineteenth century. This migration dramatically shifted transportation systems in the US, led to a more powerful federal role in the West, and brought about mining regulation that lasted well into the twentieth century. Primary sources from the era and web materials help readers comprehend what it was like for these nineteenth-century Americans who gambled everything on the pursuit of gold.

Gold Rush

Author: Jim Richards
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781925164022
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Travel

When young Jim Richards left the army to make to chase a dream, he had no language skills, no money and no idea, just the kind of gold lust that has driven fortune hunters throughout history. And when he struck gold and diamonds in the remote rivers of Guyana, his problems and his success grew in equal measure. Jim Richards has done it all: dived for diamonds in the piranha-infested rivers of South America; discovered a fabulously rich goldmine in the Australian outback; got caught up in the world's biggest mining scam in Indonesia; and even started a gold rush in the war-torn jungles of Laos.

The California Gold Rush

Author: Judy Monroe
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736810986
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Follows the development of the gold rush in California starting in the 1840s, examining its effects on the economic, social, and political development of the area from early times through statehood and into the modern day.

Gold Rush

Author: David Hanger
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 9781622870301
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: History

Gold Rush Otago 1861-64 is about overcoming the dangers posed by the harsh mountainous landscape and furious elements of New Zealand's Otago goldfields. The story, based on fact in terms of time, place and actual events, follows three Australian families who join forces in the search for both gold and a place they can call home.

Gold Rush ENHANCED eBook

Author: Robynne Eagan
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 9781429111997
Release Date: 2001-03-01
Genre:

Which would you rather do: read about the gold rush? or dip your pan into an icy-cold riverbed, scoop out some rocks and mud, swish it around in the rushing water and discover glistening, glittery flakes of gold? This exciting new series is designed not only to bring history to life for your students, these activities actually bring history into your classroom! Children will have the opportunity to become a part of the exciting adventure as they experience firsthand the lure of gold and the harsh realities of mining life. Fascinating "nuggets" of information about this rare and precious metal, active explorations of the Californian and Alaskan gold rushes, role-playing investigations of the mining life - even a sourdough starter recipe - are included. Teachers are provided with background information, source materials and resources. So push back the desks and roll up your sleeves - here is history in the making!

Blacks in Gold Rush California

Author: Rudolph M. Lapp
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300065450
Release Date: 1995-09-01
Genre: History

Examines the lives of the thousands of free blacks and slaves who migrated to the California gold fields after 1848 and studies their relationships with other minorities and with whites

California s Gold Rush Bandito True Stories of Joaquin Murrieta

Author: Kelley Cadwallader
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781483415697
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: California

True stories of the Legendary Master Bandit of the Gold Rush Era, and his notorious gang members as they terrorize the immigrant miners throughout California. What were the true motivating factors of these ruthless acts, and what really became of the Famous Young Bandito from Sonora, Mexico?

The Songs of the Gold Rush

Author: Richard A. Dwyer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN:
Release Date: 1964
Genre: California

Eighty-eight songs as they were written and sung in the mining camps of California.

The California Gold Rush

Author: Sheila Rivera
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781617143397
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the early history of California, focusing especially on the gold rush period.

After the Gold Rush

Author: David Vaught
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801897801
Release Date: 2009-05-27
Genre: History

Their dramatic story exposes the underside of the American dream and the haunting consequences of trying to strike it rich.

Gold Rush in the Jungle

Author: Dan Drollette, Jr.
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307955876
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Nature

An engrossing, adventure-filled account of the rush to discover and save Vietnam's most extraordinary animals Deep in the jungle where the borders of Vietnam meet those of Laos and Cambodia is a region known as "the lost world." Large mammals never seen before by Western science have popped up frequently in these mountains in the last decade, including a half-goat/half-ox, a deer that barks, and a close relative of the nearly extinct Javan rhino. In an age when scientists are excited by discovering a new kind of tube worm, the thought of finding and naming a new large terrestrial mammal is astonishing, and wildlife biologists from all over the world are flocking to this dangerous region. The result is a race between preservation and destruction. Containing research gathered from famous biologists, conservationists, indigenous peoples, former POWs, ex-Viet Cong, and the first U.S. ambassador to Vietnam since the war's end, Gold Rush in the Jungle goes deep into the valleys, hills, and hollows of Vietnam to explore the research, the international trade in endangered species, the lingering effects of Agent Orange, and the effort of a handful of biologists to save the world's rarest animals.

Rock and Roll

Author: Maury Dean
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 9780875862279
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Electronic books

An appreciation of Rock-n-Roll, song by song, from its roots and its inspriations to its divergent recent trends. A work of rough genius; DeanOCOs attempt to make connections though time and across genres is laudable."