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Floor of Heaven A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush

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ISBN-10: 0307461734

ISBN-13: 9780307461735

Edition: N/A

Authors: Howard Blum

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It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures – gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters, cowboys, and lawmen –are now victims of their own success. They are heroes who’ve outlived their usefulness.But then gold is discovered in Alaska and the adjacent Canadian Klondike and a new frontier suddenly looms - an immense unexplored territory filled with frozen waterways, dark spruce forests, and towering mountains capped by glistening layers of snow and ice.“Klondicitis,” a giddy mix of greed and lust for adventure, ignites a stampede. Fleeing the depths of a worldwide economic…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Howard Blum is the author of the New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner American Lightning , as well as Wanted! , The Gold of Exodus , Gangland , and The Floor of Heaven . Blum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair . While at the New York Times , he was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He is the father of three children, and lives in Connecticut.