In 2013, Jack Dublin and family traveled to the Grand Canyon for a week of whitewater rafting on the Colorado River. When a monsoon rolled in, forcing them to higher ground, they sheltered in a cave unseen for nearly 150 years. Inside, they found several journals from the time of the Gold Rush that upended mainstream views of North American history, leading one authority to call the journals "the greatest manuscript discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls."
Jack Dublin was born in New England; attended kindergarten in West Germany; graduated high school in Northern Virginia; and earned his baccalaureate degree from the University of Arizona. He had little interest in history—much less the 49er Gold Rush—until his love of travel and exploration intersected a contentious debate on the lost history of mankind. Mr. Dublin lives in parts unknown—under pseudonym—with his beloved bride, their four darling children and a bearded dragon.