In 1853, San Francisco newsboy Ready Gates lives up to his nickname. He's ready for anything--whether it's shouting the latest headlines from a street corner, sneaking onto a river boat to avoid paying the fare, or tracking down a missing gold miner. But when he crosses the bay to watch a balloon ascension, his adventures suddenly take an unexpected turn. Based on a true story, this book paints a colorful picture of daily life in San Francisco five years after the discovery of gold in California. It's drawn from newspapers, letters, diaries and many other historical documents.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 7mm)
Publisher: Tomato Enterprises
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Author Biography - MS Dorothy Kupcha Leland
Dorothy Kupcha Leland is a Californian with a lifelong interest in the history of her state. She has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, media consultant and television news reporter. Her other books include Sallie Fox: The Story of a Pioneer Girl, A Short History of Sacramento, and The Big Tomato: A Guide to the Sacramento Region.