World Events, History and Culture Book Group

Category: Book Groups & Discussions
Location: Plaut Room

On Wednesday, October 12th at 7:30 pm the World Events, History and Culture Book Group will discuss The Floor of Heaven by Howard Blum.

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures – gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters, cowboys, and lawmen –are now victims of their own success. They are heroes who’ve outlived their usefulness. But then gold is discovered in Alaska and the adjacent Canadian Klondike and a new frontier suddenly looms.

At once a compelling true-life mystery and an unforgettable portrait of a time in America’s history when thousands were fired with a vision of riches so unimaginable as to be worth any price, The Floor of Heaven is an exhilarating tribute to the courage and undaunted spirit of the men and women who helped shape America.