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The Golden Highway Volume II covers Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, and Madera Counties. It is a collection of incredible, first person stories about the 19th Century in California. Its sister book, The Golden Highway Volume I, won a Bronze Medal winner from The Independent Publisher's Association. This book chronicles the life and times of the early miners, explorers, and settlers in their own words. 276 restored 19th century photographs help readers envision the places, faces and times of the early years of California.
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Ric & Jody Hornor are the researchers and compilers of this powerful walk through history. With exception of the photo captions, the work is written entirely in the 19th century. Ric and Jody's backgrounds compliment each other and the outcome of their books. Ric Hornor received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been synthesizing video and photography for over 30 years. He has restored more than 1500 nineteenth century photographs for the Golden History Books series. Jody Hornor was a writer, editor and trainer who has published 5 previous books on marketing. Together their experience culminates in The Golden History Books, a tour de force of the California Gold Rush.Review:
"lots of authentic, historical pictures...a wonderful l job of putting this book together... you will actually feel the joy, anguish and determination of the brave people who settled this land...this is the one book you need to have. You will spend hours reading the writings of those who were here and delight in the restored pictures of that era." --The Union, Nevada County
"I especially enjoyed it because most of the book's dialogue comes from letters and journals of the pioneers themselves. These firsthand accounts give the reader insight into what it was like to travel through and settle these then wild lands...the photos of the California Gold Rush are so marvelous..." --True West Magazine
"...this amazing collection of firsthand testimony...Sidebars offer amusing quick vignettes from the era! Enthusiastically recommended reading..." --Midwest Book Reviews
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Book Description 19th Century Books, 2007. Condition: New. Ric Hornor (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M097669767X
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-097669767X