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The Klondike quest : a photographic essay, 1897-1899

Author: Pierre Berton; Frank Newfeld; Barbara Sears
Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press ; Ellicott Station, Buffalo, N.Y. : Distributed by Firefly Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Klondike Quest brings to life the panoramic drama of the great stampede for gold as seen by the ordinary gold-seeker. The photographs are beautifully reproduced and informatively and colorfully captioned. "One million people, it is said, laid plans to go to the Klondike. One hundred thousand actually set off. And so the Klondike saga is a chronicle of humanity in the mass.... For the next eighteen months, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Berton; Frank Newfeld; Barbara Sears
ISBN: 1550464531 9781550464535
OCLC Number: 57339953
Notes: Originally published by Boston Mills Press in 1997; originally published in 1983.
Description: 239 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Gold fever --
The shimmering sands --
The trail of dead horses --
Up the golden stairs --
The armada --
The shuffling throng --
The creeks --
City of gold --
All that glitters ...
Responsibility: written and edited by Pierre Berton ; designed by Frank Newfeld ; photographic research by Barbara Sears.
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Celebrating the famous Klondike gold rush, this book includes 200 rare period photographs. The pages are filled with the life-and-death struggles, hopes, delusions, and astonishing courage of the men  Read more...

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A broad appeal to readers... The pictures alone will offer hours of viewing. Awe inspiring... Many of the photos... truly are worth the thousand words it would take to describe them.--Linda Read more...

 
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