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swizz
post May 2 2012, 07:10 AM
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I've been devouring books at a high rate lately and am ready for a new read.
Any good recommendations for fiction or non-fiction books that pertain to or are set in an historical mining backdrop?
Preferably downloadable since I'm using Kindle.
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post May 2 2012, 08:44 AM
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QUOTE (swizz @ May 2 2012, 08:10 AM) *
I've been devouring books at a high rate lately and am ready for a new read.
Any good recommendations for fiction or non-fiction books that pertain to or are set in an historical mining backdrop?
Preferably downloadable since I'm using Kindle.
Thanks!


For a good series of fiction, try http://www.booksbymitchell.com/cover.htm I have Gold rush 2000 and Gold Raid and enjoyed them. I see he has 2 new books I haven't read so I'll have to order them.

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post May 2 2012, 12:01 PM
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On kindle try "In the heart of the Rockies" by Hently

Fun first person story of the early days in CO! ....I am about 1/2 way thru it now :-)


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post May 2 2012, 06:52 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations!
I just downloaded a Zane Grey book; "Shower Of Gold" and started reading it tonight. Very good so far! Oddly, I have never read Zane Grey novels. Could be a new niche for me... he was a prolific writer from that period.
Leonard, Ed's books aren't downloadable yet but I want to read his trilogy starting with Gold Lust.
Kevin, I will download "In The Heart Of The Rockies". That one is definitely right up my alley and I will read it next.
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post May 6 2012, 11:47 AM
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I just finished "Shower Of Gold" by Zane Grey and really liked that one! Definitely a quick and easy read.
I tried to purchase and download "In The Heart Of The Rockies" from the Kindle Store on my device and ran into a wall of frustration with the Kindle/Amazon app when trying to log in and complete payment.
I normally download books from Google Play which is super easy to pay.
I found the book download on Google Play but unfortunately it is only available in "scanned pages" which sucks.
Kindle/Amazon has the good version available but they won't let me log in from my device so they have lost my business.
I might dive into another Zane Grey novel from Google Play.


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post May 6 2012, 12:07 PM
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.... I went with "Riders Of The Purple Sage"


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post May 6 2012, 03:14 PM
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what i really like about Zane Gray is that of the books/stories he writes about, he visited those areas/towns and has a feel of what it was like and has actual referances of the locations. that ,to me, really adds to the story!
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post May 9 2012, 12:58 PM
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Russ, I agree! Damn good author for that genre any way you slice it.

I'm half way through "Riders Of The Purple Sage" now... really enjoying it. research.gif eating-popcorn-03.gif


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post May 9 2012, 04:45 PM
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I don't know if this is available in Kindle but it is a good read if you hang with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Hunting-gold-William...e/dp/0910118221


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post May 21 2012, 06:11 AM
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Thanks Jon!
I'm still on the Zane Grey books.... finished Riders of the Purple Sage and have been reading Rainbow Trail now which is a sequel.


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Across the Northern Frontier: Spanish Explorations in Colorado by Phil Carson

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post Sep 18 2014, 11:23 AM
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After about a year long search, I've finally found it at a reasonable price. Some experienced miners last year highly recommended reading "Gold: The Noble Mineral" by extraLapis which is no longer printed as far as I can tell.

It's on Amazon for over $100, but Strand Books in NYC emailed me this morning that they found a copy. Called them up and for $17.50 plus some shipping, it's on the way. Pretty stoked! extra_happy.gif

I originally ordered it a year ago on their website, but they cancelled the order because they couldn't physically locate the book.

Resurrecting Swizz' original questions, I like cop/private eye dramas, and Robert Crais is one of favorite authors (used to write for Hill Street Blues). I've picked up some old geology and gold books, and I like the Colorado Roadside Geology one, but the others I wouldn't recommend. Otherwise, I try to keep up with The Economist, Fortune and Parachutist news, but I'm almost ready to drop my Fortune subscription.


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post Sep 18 2014, 11:46 AM
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Can't help on you on that one, i only read dirty girl books! smiley-shocked003.gif
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post Sep 18 2014, 02:26 PM
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It's not a mining related novel but I think The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton would suit your fancy.


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post Sep 18 2014, 03:28 PM
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Oooh...just remembered one of my all time favorite science fiction books: The Mote in God's Eye.

I might have to find that to read again....the endorsement from Heinlein alone should be enough to pique your interest if you're into that genre.

@fenixsmom - those will rot your brain tongue.gif
@dypheron - I like Crichton too; don't recall if I've read that one though.


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