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The Forty-niners

by William Weber Johnson

In January, 1848, a carpenter named John Marshall came upon a glint of gold in the American River in northern California. Within a year, news of Marshall's discovery had swept the world, and gold-seekers poured into this remote territory. This book, part of the Time-Life series on the American West, traces the story of the California Gold Rush from Marshall's discovery to the late 1850s, when most of the mines had played out and the "Argonauts" dispersed. The writing is vivid and the book is filled with the stories of individual prospectors, bringing this colorful era to life.

The Zero Factor

by William Weber Johnson

1980. America elects Gus York to the Presidency and makes him the target of THE ZERO FACTOR The Zero Factor: To the Cuban expatriates it was coincidental to their plan--a plan for political murder of global consequence and a vengeance plot with a $10,000,000 price tag. The Zero Factor: To Le Bombardier, a cool, precise assassin, it was a trivial amusement as removed from the act as a bullet from its prey. The Zero Factor: To Augustus York, a decent honest man in a ruthless, expedient world, it was a death sentence. Twice already he had escaped it. But he was still out there somewhere, counting out the fatal ticks on an unseen, unstoppable clock, ready to claim the eighth victim of ... THE ZERO FACTOR.

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