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A must-read for Nevada County history or Civil War buffs
on August 4, 2011
Since moving to Nevada City a few years ago, I have become somewhat obsessed with local history. I have done quite a bit of research, but had never read a book quite like Queen of the Northern Mines, which focuses on the Civil War era. I was astounded at some of the things I learned. It was obvious the authors had done their homework - what a wealth of information! Historical Fiction is always a fun way to learn history, and this was no exception. The book weaves several story lines together; for example, in one chapter I was on the edge of my seat as a Chinese hit man stalked his victim, and in another chapter was listening in on a secret meeting of secessionists. There were parts of the story so funny I laughed out loud. A fun, interesting and informative book.