The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

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In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: 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—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. 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—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—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. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. 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. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.

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Genre : History
Author by : Rinker Buck
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-06-30
File : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9781451659160


The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

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#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. 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 A major bestseller that has been hailed as a “quintessential American story” (Christian Science Monitor), 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, critics, and booksellers from coast to coast. 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).

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Genre : History
Author by : Rinker Buck
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-06-30
File : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9781451659184


The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

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Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
Author by : Francis Parkman
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Release : 1906
File : 381 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X000475018


Rescue On The Oregon Trail Ranger In Time 1

Rescue On The Oregon Trail Ranger In Time 1

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Meet Ranger! He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day! Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam's family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the Abbotts need Ranger's help more than they realize!

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Kate Messner
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2015-01-06
File : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9780545639163


The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

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"Describes the journey on the Oregon Trail from three different historical perspectives"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Matt Doeden
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2013-07-01
File : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781476536071


The Oregon Trail Sketches Of Prairie And Rocky Mountain Life

The Oregon Trail Sketches Of Prairie And Rocky Mountain Life

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Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
Author by : Francis Parkman
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Release : 1891
File : 479 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105048654938


Life As A Pioneer On The Oregon Trail

Life As A Pioneer On The Oregon Trail

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The Oregon Trail was an important part of American history. It helped bring new people to the western United States. Explore what life was like for pioneers on the Oregon Trail, what difficulties they faced along the way, and what it was like to live in Oregon once they arrived. Complete with vivid photographs, a glossary, and colorful designs, this is an excellent way to introduce readers to America’s early westward expansion.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Jeri Freedman
Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Release : 2015-12-15
File : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9781502610751


The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

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Excitement over the West inspired thousands of Americans in the mid-1800s to start new lives on the other side of the continent. The Oregon Trailfollows the trials and hopes of the emigrants' journeys. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, maps, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Author by : Laura K Murray
Publisher : ABDO
Release : 2016-08-15
File : Pages
ISBN : 9781680776690


The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

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An in-depth history of the Oregon Trail follows the route used by fur traders, missionaries, and mountain men, offering colorful stories about the hardships and triumphs of the massive migration.

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Genre : History
Author by : David Dary
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2005
File : 414 Pages
ISBN : 0195224000


Voices From The Oregon Trail

Voices From The Oregon Trail

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Learn about the courageous Americans who journeyed on the Oregon Trail in this picture book perfect for the Common Core It’s 1848, and brave families band together in covered wagons to head west. Each spread introduces a different speaker to tell his or her part of the story: there’s Carl Hawks, son of the wagon train leader; Louisa Bailey, the newlywed; Chankoowashtay, a Sioux brave; and more. Like its acclaimed predecessor Colonial Voices, this book showcases a thrilling—and often dangerous—time in our history. Richly detailed illustrations bring the story of the great Westward Expansion to vivid life.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Kay Winters
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-03-04
File : 48 Pages
ISBN : 9780698150522