Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West 1840-1900

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Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West 1840-1900

Author: Irving Stone
Publisher: Book Sales, Inc.
Copyright: 1956
Pages: 459
Cover Price: $ 9.99

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Our most acclaimed author of biographical and historical fiction has turned his magnificent talent to telling America's most colorful and exciting story-the opening of the Far West. Men to Match My Mountains is a true historical masterpiece, an unforgettable pageant of giants-men like John Sutter, whose dream of paradise was shattered by the California Gold Rush; Brigham Young and the Mormons who tamed the desert with Bible texts; and the silver kings and the miners who developed Nevada's Comstock Lode and settled the Rockies. America called for greatness ... and got it. There is nothing else in history to match the stories of these men who braved a wilderness to bring a new nation to the shores of the Pacific.

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Discovery of gold at Sutter's mill near Sacramento was reported ito the world in 1848 and resulted in a rush of men seeking their fortunes in California. Brigham Young succeeded to the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the death of founder Joseph Smith.