Eldorado: Adventures in the Path of Empire

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When news of the madness of California's gold rush hit New York, Horace Greeley, publisher of the New York Tribune, looked about for a reporter to send. Taylor, thoughtful, and at the same time fully engaged in the madness, offered his readers detailed, finely crafted descriptions of the remarkable wealth and the harsh conditions produced by the gold rush.
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display_descriptionA journalist's eyewitness account of the explosive 1849 California gold rush and his travels through Mexico. In 1849, a young, wide-eyed reporter from New York ventured West not to seek riches, but to report on the madness and exuberance of the California gold rush. Sent by Horace Greeley, a highly respected New-York Tribune editor, twenty-four-year-old Bayard Taylor traveled through Panama to reach his final destination, San Francisco, which he described as an "amphitheatre of fire" in the night, gleaming with the promise of gold and progress. In his enthralling and robust narrative, Bayard brings the reader into the wild, lush world of early California, reporting on the nearly overnight growth of townships and infrastructure after the gold rush. During his adventures, Bayard walked one hundred miles from San Francisco to Monterey, and later returned to New York via Mexico by foot, mule, and coach. Bayard describes the characters he met with an honest curiosity-heady gold miners who had once been doctors and lawyers, hospitable Mexicans from all classes of society, and even a highway robber who made off with his books. Eldorado, which borrows its title from the South American–Spanish legend of a hidden land of gold, is a magnificent tale about the birth of California from a deserted land to a modern city sprawl. At once an account of history and of one man's thrilling adventures, Eldorado transports the reader to the beginning of an era, with all its gold, glitz, and glamour. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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ils:.b58159952BookBooksEnglishSanta Clara University ;[2000]xvi, 411 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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California -- Description and travel
California -- Gold discoveries
Electronic books
Mexico -- Description and travel
Taylor, Bayard, -- 1825-1878 -- Travel -- California
Taylor, Bayard, -- 1825-1878 -- Travel -- Mexico
Voyages to the Pacific coast
title_displayEldorado : adventures in the path of empire
title_fullEldorado : Adventures in the Path of Empire [electronic resource] Taylor, Bayard.
Eldorado : adventures in the path of empire / Bayard Taylor ; foreword by James D. Houston ; afterword by Roger Kahn ; annotations by Robert M. Senkewicz
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Electronic books
Gold discoveries
Taylor, Bayard
Voyages to the Pacific coast