Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; Reprint edition (January 20, 2015)
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A journalist’s eyewitness account of the explosive 1849 California gold rush and his travels via Mexico. In 1849, a tender, wide-eyed reporter from big apple ventured West to not search riches, yet to record at the insanity and enthusiasm of the California gold rush. despatched by way of Horace Greeley, a hugely revered New-York Tribune editor, twenty-four-year-old Bayard Taylor traveled via Panama to arrive his ultimate vacation spot, San Francisco, which he defined as an “amphitheatre of fireplace” within the evening, glowing with the promise of gold and progress.In his captivating and powerful narrative, Bayard brings the reader into the wild, lush global of early California, reporting at the approximately in a single day progress of townships and infrastructure after the gold rush. in the course of his adventures, Bayard walked 100 miles from San Francisco to Monterey, and later lower back to big apple through Mexico via foot, mule, and trainer. Bayard describes the characters he met with a decent curiosity—heady gold miners who had as soon as been medical professionals and legal professionals, hospitable Mexicans from all sessions of society, or even a road robber who made off together with his books.Eldorado, which borrows its name from the South American–Spanish legend of a hidden land of gold, is an impressive story in regards to the beginning of California from a abandoned land to a latest urban sprawl. immediately an account of background and of 1 man’s exciting adventures, Eldorado transports the reader to the start of an period, with all its gold, glitz, and glamour.Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade imprint, are proud to submit a large variety of books for readers drawn to history--books approximately global conflict II, the 3rd Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the yankee Civil conflict, the yankee Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, historical Rome, medieval instances, the previous West, and masses extra. whereas now not each name we put up turns into a brand new York occasions bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're devoted to books on topics which are occasionally neglected and to authors whose paintings would possibly not another way discover a domestic.