Mike Slater of San Diego’s KFMB AM 760 interviewed me on July 9, 2018 for his “Biographer’s Corner” radio show about THE BONANZA KING—John Mackay. Listen here:
“The Man Who Cornered the Comstock Lode,” Geoffrey Riley of NPR’s Jefferson Exchange interviewed me about THE BONANZA KING on July 3, 2018.
THE BONANZA KING: A podcast interview with the History Author Show, hosted by Dean Karayanis.
“The Big Bonanza: the richest mineral discovery in American history,” an excerpt from THE BONANZA KING posted by Mining.com, June 29, 2018. “Mackay and his partners . . . did something “hitherto unknown” in Comstock history—they threw the Con. Virginia open to inspection by anybody willing to make the terrifying descent into the mine.”
Noozhawk on THE BONANZA KING, June 28, 2018. “Crouch . . . paints a striking picture of how one man’s hard work and ingenuity forever altered the West.”
“Rags to Riches: Former Goleta resident tells the story of John Mackay and the Comstock Lode in new book,” by Brett Leigh Dicks for the Santa Barbara News Press, June 27, 2018.
“The Bonanza King,” an excerpt from THE BONANZA KING in The American Scholar, June 25, 2018. (In which John Mackay tells us what he thinks of male members of the European aristocracy.)
“Biography of an Inconspicuous Millionaire,” Jonah Raskin reviews THE BONANZA KING for the San Francisco Chronicle. “No one does a better job than Crouch when he explores the subject of mining, and no one does a better job than he when he describes the hardscrabble lives of miners.”
“Gregory Crouch discusses THE BONANZA KING,” Denver’s 5280 Magazine makes my appearance at The Tattered Cover an “Editor’s Pick.”
“Book—THE BONANZA KING,” Ted Simons of “Arizona Horizon” interviews me on live television for Arizona PBS.
“An immigrant alters U.S.’s destiny,” Irish Echo, June 20, 2018, an interview with me about THE BONANZA KING, my writing process, and my favorite books and authors. “Both professionally and personally, the things that compel me the most blend history and adventure.”
“Mark Twain’s Real Name: How Sam Clemens Picked a Pen Name,” an excerpt from THE BONANZA KING published by Time, June 18, 2018.
“Buried Treasure: California author Gregory Crouch digs deep into Wild West history,” Alta, Journal of Alta California, June 18, 2018, by Beth Spotswood.
“When Mining Camps were the Tech Incubators of the West,” by Gregory Crouch for The California Sun, June 18, 2018. (Scroll to the bottom)
“The Mining Millionaire Americans Couldn’t Help but Love,” an excerpt from THE BONANZA KING published by Smithsonian Magazine.
Booklist on THE BONANZA KING—”a well-written and laudatory biography of a remarkable and admirable man.”
Publisher’s Weekly on THE BONANZA KING—”Crouch’s comprehensive narrative combines the history of Nevada’s bustling Comstock Mine with the tale of how penniless miner John Mackay became a famous multimillionaire. . . . a thorough tribute to the life and work of an honest man who earned his fortune and kept his good name in an era of fierce competition and astounding corruption.”
Kirkus on THE BONANZA KING—”. . . full of useful pointers on how to treat people and build an enduring legacy and fortune . . . Admirers of scrupulous entrepreneurship will find much of value in this book.”
Kirkus on CHINA’S WINGS—”dramatically rendered and obsessively researched.”
Kirkus on ENDURING PATAGONIA—”readers will be cheering this endearing lunk on, rapt. . . Authentic alpine rambles, joyful and not a little bit lunatic.”