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Brian Castner is the author of Disappointment River, All the Ways We Kill and Die, and the war memoir The Long Walk. A former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer and veteran of the Iraq War, his journalism and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wired, Esquire, and on NPR
Stampede is Castner’s gripping and wholly original account of the epic human tragedy that was the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98. One hundred thousand men and women rushed heedlessly north to make their fortunes; very few did and many thousands of them died in the attempt. Filled with unforgettable characters, frontier mayhem, and gripping storylines, Castner marries deeply-researched narrative nonfiction with the heart-racing action sequences of a big-budget disaster movie.