Winning of the West: Book 3 Gold Fever focuses upon the early phase of the Gold Rush era, beginning in early 1848 and concluding in September, 1849. Allan Eckert, a widely admired historian, relates in compelling detail the intriguing chain of developments in this great national obsession, including the following profoundly influential ones:
  • Gold's initial discovery
  • The early-spring local gold rush
  • The entire country's evolving response to the California gold rumors
HARDBACK By Allan Eckert