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The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, Rinker Buck

Label
The Oregon Trail : a new American journey
Title
The Oregon Trail
Title remainder
a new American journey
Statement of responsibility
Rinker Buck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West, the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. At once an American journey, a work of history, and a personal saga, this book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an "incurably filthy" Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buck, Rinker
Dewey number
978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buck, Rinker
  • Buck, Rinker
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Large type books
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Large type books
  • Travel
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • United States
  • United States, West
Label
The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, Rinker Buck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 726-747)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1497918
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
753 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482709
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015023675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410482709
  • (OCoLC)910858647
Label
The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, Rinker Buck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 726-747)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1497918
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
753 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482709
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015023675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410482709
  • (OCoLC)910858647

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