goldI love modern true life adventures of people who do extraordinary things that were more commonplace in days gone by. Take the gold rushes of the 19th century. Thousands of fortune seekers headed west and changed American history forever. Fast forward to recent history and you have author Steve Boggan who hit the trail to find treasure and relive the adventures of our forefathers. Mr. Boggan’s compelling and entertaining tale is documented in his book Gold Fever: One Man’s Adventures on the Trail of the Gold Rush.

About Gold Fever: One Man’s Adventures on the Trail of the Gold Rush by Steve Boggan: “After the Financial Crisis, the price of gold reached peaks never before seen in history. All over the world, particularly in the US, people with no experience of prospecting began shopping for shovels, pickaxes, gold pans, tents, generators, and all manner of equipment they had no idea how to use. And off they went mining. In 2013, Steve Boggan decided he wanted a piece of the action, flying to San Francisco to join the 21st century’s gold rush in a quest to understand the allure of the metal — and maybe find a bit for himself, too. The result is Gold Fever, a travelogue like no other. Boggan also takes readers back in time to the original San Franciscan gold rush, two centuries ago, and gets a crash course in the science and economics of gold. Written with Boggan’s characteristic wit and self-effacing charm, Gold Fever is a hugely entertaining travelogue.”

Mr. Boggan takes us on an adventure that so few of us even dream about these days. Of course it is something I would never do myself, but I am glad that there are people out there that take on these challenges and write about it for the rest of us to enjoy.

Gold Fever: One Man’s Adventures on the Trail of the Gold Rush by Steve Boggan is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers.