Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The California Gold Rush

Fradin, Dennis Brindell. The California Gold Rush. Marshall Cavendish Benchmark: 2009. ISBN: 9780761430124.

The California Gold Rush is about gold. It gives some background information, including about King Tutankamen's tomb, a thumbnail of a Greek tale about using gold as currency. Then, the book goes in detail about the California gold rush. It includes some photographs, reproductions, and a few maps. This book also has a bibliography, an index, a timeline, a glossary, a further information section. I found this book fascinating. I thought it was interesting to learn about gold and the different uses of gold in the past. I enjoyed the first few pages because the information about King Tut's tomb was wonderful.
I would recommend this book to anyone ages 10 and up. Anyone who enjoys history would like this book.

E.H., 7th Grade, Eastwood Middle School

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