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Goldfield by Richard S Wheeler
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Wheeler's forte is big, character-rich tales of the last days of the West, and this one- his 29th novel- is no exception.... He tells a crisp story that packs an undeniable punch-- as in this well-constructed large-scale American historical."
--"Kirkus Reviews"Book Description: "Mixing history and melodrama with fast-paced storytelling and frontier detail, Wheeler paints a vivid picture of life in a turn-of-the-century Nevada mining town called Goldfield.... Effortlessly shifting from one set of characters to the next, Wheeler weaves his multiple sagas into an effective narrative that is considerably enlivened by authentic period detail and various actual people..."
--"Publishers Weekly"

"Wheeler offers a carefully researched and well-written saga of the last great gold rush in Nevada in the early 1900s. To the boom camp of Goldfield flock thousands of gold seekers.... All of these and more are vividly depicted by a master storyteller whose heart is obviously in the west."
--"Library Journal"

..".But it is Goldfield itself that is Wheeler's finest character. It is a dirty, noisy, bustling, conglomeration of gamblers, miners, whores, freighters, hucksters, con men, storekeepers, liars, and thieves caught up in a "get-rich-quick" hustle. It is a town of dreams come true and dreams lost. It is the archetypal western boom town where the strong flourish and the weak go broke, and Wheeler describes it with the quiet authority of a writer who knows his subject and the compassion of a man who understands dreams."
--"The Roundup"

"Wheeler now joins the ranks of Larry McMurty, Glendon Swarthout, Tony Hillerman, and Dorothy Johnson."
--"Billings Gazette"

Release date Australia
August 19th, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
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