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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781451659160
Author(s): Rinker Buck
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions: 168 x 241 x 33 (w x l x h)
Pages: 464

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#1 'New York Times' Bestseller * #1 Indie Next Pick Absorbing...Winning...The many layers in 'The Oregon Trail' are linked by Mr. Buck s voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson s comic tone in 'A Walk in the Woods.' Dwight Garner, 'The New York Times' An epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn t been attempted in a century which also chronicles the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning two thousand miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific coast, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used the trail to emigrate West scholars still regard this as the largest land migration in history it united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. His first travel narrative, 'Flight of Passage,' was hailed by 'The New Yorker' as a funny, cocky gem of a book, and with 'The Oregon Trail' he brings the most important route in American history back to glorious and vibrant life. Traveling from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Baker City, Oregon, over the course of four months, Buck is accompanied b
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