Dreams of El Dorado

Dreams of El Dorado
Author : H. W. Brands
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 496
Release : 2019-10-22
ISBN 10 : 9781541672536
ISBN 13 : 1541672534
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams of El Dorado Book Description:

"Epic in its scale, fearless in its scope" (Hampton Sides), this masterfully told account of the American West from a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist sets a new standard as it sweeps from the California Gold Rush and beyond. In Dreams of El Dorado, H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West. He takes us from John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush. He shows how the migrants' dreams drove them to feats of courage and perseverance that put their stay-at-home cousins to shame-and how those same dreams also drove them to outrageous acts of violence against indigenous peoples and one another. The West was where riches would reward the miner's persistence, the cattleman's courage, the railroad man's enterprise; but El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East. Balanced, authoritative, and masterfully told, Dreams of El Dorado sets a new standard for histories of the American West.


RELATED BOOKS:
Dreams of El Dorado
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: H. W. Brands
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-22 - Publisher: Hachette UK

"Epic in its scale, fearless in its scope" (Hampton Sides), this masterfully told account of the American West from a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist sets a new standard as it sweeps from the California Gold Rush and beyond. In Dreams of El Dorado, H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic
Savitri's Garden
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Fisal Ally
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

Books about Savitri's Garden
Eldorado and the Quest for Fortune and Glory in South America
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Peter O. Koch
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-23 - Publisher: McFarland

This book traces the origin of the legend of El Dorado and the various expeditions that set out to locate that mysterious land of untold wealth in South America. Motivated by both fanciful rumors of a golden city ruled by a man who coated himself daily with gold dust, and
California Rich
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Stephen Birmingham
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher: Simon & Schuster

An anecdotal social history of the West Coast's moneyed elite chronicles the rise of California's ruling class since the mid-nineteenth century in a series of striking portraits of the Stanfords, Huntingtons, Hearsts, Irvines, and others
The Golden Dream
Language: en
Pages: 437
Authors: Robert Silverberg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

With a historian's attention to fact and a novelist's gift for the dramatic, Silverberg brings the legend of El Dorado to life once more.