Mountains and Molehills
Sept./Oct. 2009 California Country magazine
By Kate Campbell
A witty, exuberant and irreverent account of Gold Rush-era California, Mountains and Molehills, written in 1850 by Englishman Frank Marryat, offers some of the earliest written descriptions of the state's people and places, including mentions of its budding agricultural activities. The engaging history has been redesigned and freshly annotated for the modern reader. $16.95 in softcover. Order online or directly from the publisher at www.heydaybooks.com.