Gold! with Ian Neilgh
Gold! brings together the story of this metal's glittering legacy in the Centennial State and the madness, murder, and mayhem that came along with it. The book examines the rich history of the miners and treasure hunters who came to face danger and hardships in the unforgiving Rocky Mountains. This story is unique in that it takes a look at the phenomenon of gold, the treasure hunters, both modern and historic, and brings them to life in a detailed and sharp narrative.
Ian Neligh is the editor of the Clear Creek Courant newspaper, located in Idaho Springs, CO the town where the Colorado gold rush first began. He has won many state and national journalism awards for his writing and reporting including first place for online in-depth reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, first place for investigative reporting from the Colorado Press Association, he has also won numerous awards for his humorous writing. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force’s military police, Neligh went into journalism after serving his country because of his love of for talking to people from different backgrounds and hearing their stories. As a journalist, Neligh has flown airplanes, been dog sledding, horseback riding, dressed up as sport mascots, taken part in Civil War reenactments, climbed mountains, investigated corruption, interviewed mayors, senators, governors and famous film directors - all on deadline.