Faith of Fools

Faith of Fools

A Journal of the Klondike Gold Rush

Book - 1998
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Discovered in a California flea market nearly a hundred years after the Klondike gold rush, William Shape's original journal and photographs give a very human dimension to the journey undertaken by vast hordes of prospectors who headed north in the late 1890s. Venturing into one of the most remote and inhospitable areas of North America, Shape recorded daily the hardships and dangers, along with the beauty and satisfaction of his 1897-98 trip. His journal and candid snapshots vividly recreated the frenzy that drew thousands of would-be prospectors to the frozen north. Faith of Fools provides a rare opportunity to live history in the first person, traveling to the gold fields with those ordinary prospectors who made that long, laborious trip.
Publisher: Pullman : Washington State University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780874221602
0874221609
Branch Call Number: 971.91 SHA
Characteristics: xxii, 95 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
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WVMLStaffPicks Oct 21, 2014

You will feel that you're part of this expedition as they trudge up and down with many loads of heavy gear. The politically incorrect observations of this well-educated, well-traveled journalist add spice and include unbelievable detail and many pictures taken along the way. An adventure most wil... Read More »


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WVMLStaffPicks Oct 21, 2014

You will feel that you're part of this expedition as they trudge up and down with many loads of heavy gear. The politically incorrect observations of this well-educated, well-traveled journalist add spice and include unbelievable detail and many pictures taken along the way. An adventure most will be glad to enjoy from the comfort of an easy chair.

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