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The Resource The floor of heaven : a true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon gold rush, Howard Blum

The floor of heaven : a true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon gold rush, Howard Blum

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The floor of heaven : a true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon gold rush
Title
The floor of heaven
Title remainder
a true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon gold rush
Statement of responsibility
Howard Blum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1896, gold nuggets were found in a tributary of the Klondike River in the Yukon Territory. By the following year, the last great gold rush in North America was on. Like the earlier rushes, this one drew a motley throng of dreamers, entrepreneurs, rogues, and even future literary giants (Jack London) into it, including the three fascinating and very different men at the center of this true-life saga that combines the crime story and the frontier epic. George Carmack, supposed discoverer of the nuggets, quickly amassed a fortune. Charming but ruthless con man Soapy Smith and his cadre of thugs launched a series of serpentine plots to loot Carmacks fortune. That brought into the mix Charlie Siringo, who stood astride the epoch of the Wild West and the emergence of big business. After years as a cowboy, he had become an undercover operative for the Pinkerton Agency and worked to combat labor agitators in the mining industry. The ingenuity of both Siringo and Smith as they try to outwit each other, with Carmacks fortune at stake, makes for a tense, exciting tale filled with colorful characters. Booklist
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The floor of heaven : a true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon gold rush, Howard Blum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
u188763
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 420 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307461728
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010038230
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
The floor of heaven : a true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon gold rush, Howard Blum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
u188763
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 420 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307461728
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010038230
Other physical details
ill., map

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