The California Gold Rush inspired a new American dream—the “dream of instant wealth, won by audacity and good luck.” The discovery of gold on the American River in 1848 triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. It drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth, accelerated America’s imperial expansion, and exacerbated the tensions that exploded in the Civil War. H.W. Brands tells his epic story from multiple perspectives: of adventurers John and Jessie Fremont, entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the wry observer Samuel Clemens—side by side with prospectors, soldiers, and scoundrels. He imparts a visceral sense of the distances they traveled, the suffering they endured, and the fortunes they made and lost. Impressive in its scholarship and overflowing with life, The Age of Gold is history in the grand traditions of Stephen Ambrose and David McCullough.
Author: Russell A. Fraser
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2015-03-08
In this original and provocative book Russell Fraser has set himself no less a task than the description and interpretation of one of the signal "facts" of Western history—the breaking away of the present from the medieval past. He locates this break in England in the sixteenth century, and on the continent two hundred years earlier. Unafraid to synthesize, he weaves a rich fabric of quotations, allusions, and examples from art, music, philosophy, theology, and physical science to explain the cultural transition to the modern world. Although the author ranges from Plato to the present, his focus is concentrated on the major figures of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, especially Shakespeare, "the last and greatest of medieval artists." His intention is always to draw together and compare medieval. Renaissance, and contemporary attitudes so that the reader can see the past becoming the present, how and when this transformation occurred, and for what reasons. Originally published in 1973. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Accused of consorting with demons in her home town, Xandrie flees, only to find herself in a greater danger. She’s a mere human woman, thrust in a brutal tournament pitting vicious dragons females against each other. Yet, she can’t find it in herself to give up, as the winner will Claim the throne, and more importantly, the hand of the enticing Dragon King. Age of Gold is a series of fantasy romance novels. The first volume may be read as a standalone. Disclaimer Unlike many fantasy books, To Claim a King is NOT a clean read. Expect swear words and adult situations. If you enjoy your books free of f-words, this one isn't for you.
A power has risen in the lands, a dark shadow no one seems to understand. As the newest Enchantress, Talia knows her duty lies in finding it. But she’s failed the bonds of blood once, looking away as her sister was continuously abused; she can’t leave while she can be of use to her. Especially since she may never come back. Vincent, the playful, bashful Prince of the Dragon Realm, knows a thing or two about concealing a dark secret behind pretty smiles; he can tell the frighteningly powerful Talia is hiding something, and he fully intends to find out what. To Catch a Prince is book two of the Age of Gold fantasy romance series. Disclaimer: Unlike many fantasy books, To Catch a Prince is NOT a clean read. Expect swear words and adult situations. If you enjoy your books free of f-words, this one isn't for you. To Catch a Prince is a follow up to To Claim a King and ought to be read after the first book. The story of Talia and Vincent ends there but the Age of Gold arch will carry on in the next volumes. Book one: To Claim a King. Book three: To Tame a Rogue. Scheduled Spring/Summer 2018. Spin off - happening simultaneously: Gold and Shadows.
Revised edition of Sotere Torregian's seminal book of poetry "The Age of Gold" (1976), retitled "The Age of Gold (Redux)," supplemented by a new section of other poems from that period that either were excluded due to the book's size limitations or now have been added. This edition includes for the first time three short yet relevant essays written by Sotere during this period, including one that was intended to serve as the original preface to the book. Will Alexander has written the introduction for this revised edition."
Author: George Lunt
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Date: 2009-06
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Author: Steven Bryan
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2010-09-22
By the end of the nineteenth century, the world was ready to adopt the gold standard, out of fealty not so much to Britain but to realpolitik concerns of national power, prestige, and anti-English competition. Although the gold standard allowed countries to enact a virtual single world currency, the years before World War I were not a time of unfettered liberal economics and one-world, one-market harmony. Outside of Europe, the gold standard became a tool for nationalists and protectionists primarily interested in growing domestic industry and imperial expansion. This overlooked trend, provocatively reassessed in Steven Bryan's well-documented history, contradicts our conception of the gold standard as a British-based system infused with English ideas, interests, and institutions. In countries like Japan and Argentina, where nationalist concerns focused on infant-industry protection and the growth of military power, the gold standard enabled the expansion of trade and furthered the goals of the age: industry and empire. Bryan argues that these countries looked less to Britain and more to North America and the rest of Europe for ideological models. Not only does this history challenge our idealistic notions of the prewar period, it also reorients our understanding of the history that followed. Policymakers of the 1920s latched onto the idea that global prosperity before World War I was the result of a system dominated by English liberalism. Their attempt to reproduce this triumph helped bring about the global downturn, the Great Depression, and the collapse of the interwar world.
Author: John Edward [From Old Cat Kelley
Publisher: Palala Press
Release Date: 2018-02-18
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Author: Peter Hubbell
Publisher: LID Editorial
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics
The Age of Aging begins in 2014 as the last of the Baby Boomers turn 50, and no other global trend will do more to impact the way we live, think, act and interact with brands for the next 20 years! Peter Hubbell’s first book – The Old Rush: Marketing for Gold in the Age of Aging – is an invaluable primer for marketers who want to seize the next big fast-growth opportunity…a chance to propel their brands and businesses forward rapidly and on a global scale. The Old Rush establishes a parallel with the famous California Gold Rush of the mid-nineteenth century, and draws on the author’s own insights and observations from a 30-year career at the forefront of the advertising business. Hubbell makes a strong case for why the nearly 80 million Baby Boomers are Marketing’s Most Valuable Generation™ and then outlines the basic rules of marketing engagement with this cohort, along with practical ideas that brands and businesses can use to create their own success. The lessons from the Gold Rush are particularly apt to the modern-day Old Rush: Decisiveness, agility, creativity and perseverance will be the skills needed to thrive and prosper with the aging consumer.