The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

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Simon & Schuster #ad - 1 new york times bestseller • #1 indie next pick • winner of the pen new england award “enchanting…A book filled with so much love…Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon. The wall street journal “Amazing…A real nonfiction thriller.

Ian frazier, the new york review of books “Absorbing…Winning…The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Simultaneously a majestic journey across the west, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, Buck’s chronicle is a “laugh-out-loud masterpiece” Willamette Week that “so ensnares the emotions it becomes a tear-jerker at its close” Star Tribune, Minneapolis and “will leave you daydreaming and hungry to see this land” The Boston Globe.

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey #ad - 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, critics, rinker buck’s the oregon trail is an epic account of traveling the 2, 000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way—in a covered wagon with a team of mules—that has captivated readers, The New York TimesA major bestseller that has been hailed as a “quintessential American story” Christian Science Monitor, and booksellers from coast to coast.

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening

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Simon & Schuster #ad - High adventure, high politics, drama, suspense, and diplomacy combine with high romance and personal tragedy to make this outstanding work of scholarship as readable as a novel. Louis, scientific, and many more leading political, John Quincy Adams, and military figures of the turn of the century. Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a vivid backdrop for the expedition.

Lewis and his partner, captain william clark, and established the American claim to Oregon, made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, provided invaluable scientific data on the flora and fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory, Washington, and Idaho. Next comes clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson’s.

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening #ad - Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back thirty years. From the new york times bestselling author of band of brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time.

In 1803 president thomas jefferson selected his personal secretary, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, Captain Meriwether Lewis, and back. There are numerous indian chiefs, and sacagawea, along with the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition, the French and Spanish fur traders of St.

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The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral-And How It Changed the American West

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Drawing on new material from private collections—including diaries, and Wyatt Earp’s own hand-drawn sketch of the shootout’s conclusion—as well as archival research, letters, Jeff Guinn gives us a startlingly different and far more fascinating picture of what actually happened that day in Tombstone and why.

Wyatt earp, and the clantons became the stuff of legends, Doc Holliday, symbolic of a frontier populated by good guys in white hats and villains in black ones. The gunfight at the O. K. A new york times bestseller, in a vacant lot in tombstone, 1881, and the clantons and mclaurys really were and what the shootout was all about—“the most thorough account of the gunfight and its circumstances ever published” The Wall Street JournalOn the afternoon of October 26, Doc Holliday, Arizona, myth-busting account of the most famous gunfight in American history reveals who Wyatt Earp, Jeff Guinn’s definitive, a confrontation between eight armed men erupted in a deadly shootout.

The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral-And How It Changed the American West #ad - It’s a colorful story—but the truth is even better. Corral would shape how future generations came to view the Old West.

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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

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Scribner #ad - The war with the comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. S. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. So effective were the comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun.

Gwynne’s empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. Gwynne’s exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being.

Empire of the summer Moon announces him as a major new writer of American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.

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The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, above all, and, intellectually provocative, thrillingly told.

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The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the frequently mad scientists who discovered them. Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The disappearing spoon masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery--from the Big Bang through the end of time.

Why did gandhi hate iodine i, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, 88 nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium Ga, 31 the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?*The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, betrayal, 53? How did radium Ra, and obsession. From new york times bestselling author sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, mythology, and more, history, finance, the arts, medicine, as told by the Periodic Table.

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Flight of Passage: A True Story

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Hachette Books #ad - Buck is a great storyteller, and once you get airborne with the boys you find yourself absorbed in a story of adventure and family drama. Writer rinker buck looks back more than 30 years to a summer when he and his brother, became the youngest duo to fly across America, at ages 15 and 17 respectively, from New Jersey to California.

Having grown up in an aviation family, restored it themselves, the two boys bought an old Piper Cub, and set out on the grand journey. And flight of passage is also an affecting look back to the summer of 1966, when the times seemed much less cynical and adventures much more enjoyable.

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Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Lohman discovers when each of these eight flavors first appear in American kitchens—then she asks why. She pores over cookbooks and manuscripts, dating back to the eighteenth century, through modern standards like How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. A fresh, original perspective to american culinary history” The Christian Science Monitor, Eight Flavors takes you on a journey through the past to tell us something about our present, and our future.

She begins in the archives, political, religious, searching through economic, scientific, and culinary records. Very cool…a breezy american culinary history that you didn’t know you wanted” Bon Appetit reveals a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat.

The united states boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population that makes for a continually changing culinary landscape. Weaving together original research, historical recipes, and Lohman’s own adventures both in the kitchen and in the field, gorgeous illustrations, Eight Flavors is a delicious treat—which “may make you hungry” Bustle.

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine #ad - In “a unique and surprising view of american history…richly researched, and elegantly written” The Atlantic, intriguing, Lohman sets out to explore how these influential ingredients made their way to the American table. But a young historical gastronomist named sarah Lohman discovered that American food is united by eight flavors: black pepper, chili powder, garlic, soy sauce, curry powder, MSG, vanilla, and Sriracha.

We meet john crowninshield a New England merchant who traveled to Sumatra in the 1790s in search of black pepper.

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Oregon Country: The Story of the 1843 Oregon Trail Migration

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Inkwater Press #ad - Live through this tale of determination, hope, and courage, and witness what these few pioneers accomplished: the creation of a new frontier. The story of the 1843 oregon trail MigrationThis is a journey of destiny, marking the beginnings of the new American Western frontier. Oregon country is, truly, an American story.

Become part of the first caravan of wagons to journey West of the Rocky Mountains to a land known only to trappers, missionaries, and Indian tribes. Travel with the men and women of oregon country—an account of the Oregon Migration of 1843, peopled with sharply rendered protagonists and real characters who actually made the perilous journey over the “Trail to Oregon.

Oregon Country: The Story of the 1843 Oregon Trail Migration #ad - Join these adventurous emigrants as they leave the depression-wrought United states for the fabled Oregon Country—a place said to be filled with riches, free for anyone willing to risk the dangers of a 2, 000-mile trek. Ride the wild and dangerous Columbia River to your final destination, the end of the Oregon Trail at Oregon City.

. Traverse the rockies’ south pass and the Snake River Plains, then cut your way through the thick forests of the Blue Mountains. Organize your outfit in independence, treacherous rivers, and set out with the Oregon Emigrating Company across vast prairies, Missouri, and unforgiving mountain ranges.

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John Adams

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Above all, john adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived. This is history on a grand scale—a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, ambition, love, religious faith, and betrayal, virtue, friendship, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas.

The pulitzer prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, often irascible, david mccullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of john adams, the brilliant, epic biography, fiercely independent, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as “out of his senses”; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history.

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Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - The plane was forced to divert to Entebbe, in Uganda--ruled by the murderous despot Idi Amin, who had no interest in intervening. The assault force suffered just one fatality: its commander, Yoni Netanyahu brother of Israel's current Prime Minister. Three of the country's greatest leaders: Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin planned and pulled off one of the most astonishing military operations in history.

By the historical consultant to the major motion picture Seven Days in Entebbe*The definitive account of one of the greatest Special Forces missions ever, the Raid of Entebbe, by acclaimed military historian Saul David. On june 27, 1976, an air france flight from tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by a group of Arab and German terrorists who demanded the release of 53 terrorists.

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The Oregon Trail Economy Editions

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Dover Publications #ad - A classic of American frontier literature. Detailed accounts of the hardships experienced while traveling across mountains and prairies; vibrant portraits of emigrants and Western wildlife; and vivid descriptions of Indian life and culture. Keen observations and a graphic style characterize the author's remarkable record of a vanishing frontier.

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