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FEMMES FATALES, GAMBLERS, YANKEES AND REBELS

IN THE GOLD FIELDS [1859-1869]

 

REAL PEOPLE, TRUE STORIES

HISTORICALLY ACCURATE AND FUN TO READ

(They're written like novels with dialogue based on journals, diaries and newspapers)

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FEMMES FATALES, GAMBLERS, YANKEES AND REBELS IN THE GOLD FIELDS [1859-1869]

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In this history, you will meet the bold adventurers who made millions or died broke in the West's fickle gold fields. Nothing has bewitched men's minds like the quest for gold, except their lust for women, cards and war. Join the hordes of reckless men stampeding from one brawling western bonanza to the next. Civil War clashes in the West provide views of this war that few readers have ever seen. The gold and silver mines of the western territories embraced by this historical epic feed the men and load the guns heaping America's eastern battlefields with dead and broken bodies. And the gold, aided by the gamblers,crooks and whores, did enough harm to humanity out West where it came from.

"This was a time of lawlessness, mayhem, adventure, entrepreneurship, scandaland war - and Wiles & Brown have captured it all! The famous, the infamous,the obscure fight for wealth, love and freedom in California, Colorado, Idaho,Nevada and Montana. War bloodies Kansas, Nebraska and eastern battlefields. Clear your work before you start this book, because you will not put it down."

                     Ray Glazner, Educator, Museum & Movie Consultant. Wausau,Wisconsin

"Through exhaustive research and commendable references, these authors have set the record straight about many colorful historical figures and events in the Civil War, the gold fields and on the transcontinental railroad. A lively style and generous use of authentic dialogue greatly enliven these gripping histories."

                        Joe Bone, Mgr/Curator of Davy Crockett Cabin Museum. Rutherford, TN

 

 "Femmes Fatales, Gamblers, Yankees And Rebels In The Gold Fields transports  its reader to a past filled with extravagant excess and dangerous exploits. Real people of early U.S. History are brought to vivid life. This epic is a superb resource for educators wanting to bring a true sense of the Wild West into the classroom."

                        Lori Bonner, Northern Idaho Library

 

"What a book! The writing is terrific. Loved the account of the Laura Grayson-William Fair wedding. Really liked the Reference Notes at pages 321 to 323.

                        Lucy W. Bouldin, Director, Storey County Public Library, Virginia City, NV

 

This 360 page epic has 123 illustrations, 10 maps, an 8 page Index on 547 real

people and a 157 reference Bibliography with user-friendly Research Notes.

A Chronology is integrated into its Table of Contents. A time frame tops each page.

For biographical information on the authors, please see text pages 347 and 348.

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Reader Letters .... About Us

Read Chapter 1 TORMENTED WEDDING .....Read Chapter 13 A FINAL ADIEU

Read Chapter 17 THE SHADOW OF DEATH.

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