John Stuart Clark
Publisher: Five Leaves (January 1, 2005)
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In 1849, a number of hundred thousand Europeans and american citizens trekked around the state for the gold fields of California - the Gold Rush being a defining second during this country's brief (European) historical past. John Clark an identical ancient roads and trails, retracing that trip via heritage. His travels took him via violent ghettos or even extra violent hurricanes, barren region sandstorms and blazing warmth - biking in components the place no sane individual would select to cycle. alongside the way in which, Clark meets crazed warfare veterans, failing farmers, unemployed Mexican migrants, the washed up and people left over from the yank Dream, which the Gold Rush had performed lots to shape. His trip additionally takes him during the wildest, the main appealing and remotest elements of the USA. half travelogue, half political background, all really well-written.