New PDF release: After the Gold Rush: A Bicycle Journey Through American

By John Stuart Clark

ISBN-10: 1907869603

ISBN-13: 9781907869600

In 1849, a number of hundred thousand american citizens and Europeans started streaming throughout ‘The nice American Desert’ sure for the gold fields of California. Their dream used to be to strike it wealthy, but when the Gold Rush epitomizes the yankee Dream, their trek during the desolate tract turned the worst of nightmares. a hundred and fifty years later, British biking journalist John Stuart Clark retraces a similar roads, rivers and trails taken through the 40 Niners, suffering throughout 3,000 miles of inhospitable terrain, combating violent sandstorms and withering warmth. biking the place no sane individual would select to cycle, at a time whilst the fiercest twister and worst institution bloodbath on list shake the country, Clark tells the tales of these he encounters with an unusual sensitivity and figuring out. half travelogue, half social historical past, all highly good written, this is often the undying tale of a kingdom taking inventory of itself and the yank Dream.

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48 ASF Catasto 29, fol. 160r: Io Francho di Nicchol[ò] Sacchetti a pregho della detta Monna Celia [donna di Filippo di Franco Sacchetti] scripsi la detta scripta. 49 ASF Catasto 41, fol. 276r–v: ‘Margherita donna fu di Ser Falchoniere di Francescho et Àgluola di Guilghlielmo di Piero speziale’, written by her brother-in-law ‘Marcho di Bernardo speziale’. 50 ASF Catasto 23, fol. 249r: Io Bernaba di Franciescho ò fata quaesta scrita perch’è mia avola la sopradeta mona Apolonia [dona fu di Simone].

387r: Io Mariano di Gioanni legniaiolo ò fatta questa isschritta per sSalvestro di Giutta legnaiulo [. ] mi sso’ mosso ssichome suo gienero e perch’egli egli [sic] non è i’ ssuo ssenttimentto e fuori d’ogni ssettimento. 142 ASF Catasto 16, fol. 281v: Io Berto di Francescho ò fata la sopradetta iscrita perché Marioto [di Cristofano righattiere] à male: gli chade adoso i’ sul chapo la chaterata de la botegha, speçogli la testo i’ più parti, stava male. 143 ASF Catasto 19, fol. 151r: Io Antonio di Iachopo ò fatto questa iscritta di mia mano a prieghiera del detto Antonio [di Vannozzo fornaciaio], che no’ ll’à potuta fare egli perché infermo.

ASF Catasto 19, fol. 228r: Agnolo di Lucha Casini, aged 91. ASF Catasto 19, fol. 329r: Truovasi il detto Benino [di Francescho di Benino] d’età d’anni ottantasette sanza donna e sanza Àgliuoli et con axai più incarichi; no’ dicie secondo quello che io, Bernardo di Benino, comprendo, posto che questo dice pocho. ASF Catasto 21, fol. 452r: [Niccholò di Lucha di Feo Ugholini] sono vechio di più d’ani 81 e sono infermo d’una infermità inchurabile e truovomi solo qui in Firenze ma ò tre Àgluoli di fuori, l’uno in Inghilterra ch’era chon Salamone deli Strozzi e compagni ma per lo chaso loro rimane sanza aviamento, due ne sono in Ungheria che non so chome si stieno.

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