The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Rinker Buck
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-06-30
ISBN 10: 1451659164
ISBN 13: 9781451659160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oregon Trail Book Review:

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.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Rinker Buck
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-06-30
ISBN 10: 1451659180
ISBN 13: 9781451659184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oregon Trail Book Review:

#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).

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Francis Parkman, Jr.
Publsiher: Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2008-07-10
ISBN 10: 0199553920
ISBN 13: 9780199553921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oregon Trail Book Review:

The Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Francis Parkman
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2010-01-24
ISBN 10: 9781450552530
ISBN 13: 1450552536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oregon Trail Book Review:

"The Oregon Trail" by Francis Parkman still stands as a classic of American literature and of a rapidly vanishing past. Parkman lived the Oregon Trail, slept it, ate it, marveled at it, and wrote an excellent memoir that leaves one with the feel of sand in your boots and the smell of buffalo roasting on the fire. In 1846, Parkman left his comfortable Boston home to embark on a strenuous overland journey to the untamed West. This timeless account of Parkman's travels and travails provides an expressive portrait of the rough frontiersmen, immigrants, and Native Americans he encounters, set against the splendor of the unspoiled wilderness. "The Oregon Trail" is a wonderfully descriptive first person account of overland travel in the rugged west and the life of the Indian (as viewed by an outsider). The strength of Parkman's book is in the details. Parkman had a keen eye whether it is turned towards imposing landscapes, Indian village life and travel, or buffalo hunting. This book has a gritty feel that paints the grandeur of western vistas as well as the hard reality of subsistence life (both Indian and white traveler) lived outdoors in a frequently unforgiving land. The descriptive power of "The Oregon Trail," as well as the fascinating telling of life among the Indians and on the plains makes this well worth the time. Parkman's brilliance lies in the fact that he was no "arm chair" historian. He personally visited nearly every town, battlefield, and waterway he wrote about. While Parkman's patrician air and unabashed racism sometimes jolt the modern reader, "The Oregon Trail" remains a colorful classic by one of the 19th century's most prominent narrative historians.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Matt Doeden
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN 10: 1476536074
ISBN 13: 9781476536071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oregon Trail Book Review:

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

Bicycling the Oregon Trail

Bicycling the Oregon Trail
Author: Don Weinell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780870046124
ISBN 13: 0870046128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bicycling the Oregon Trail Book Review:

In 2012 author, blogger and long-distance bicyclist Don Weinell undertook a quest to retrace the 2100 miles of the Oregon Trail - on bicycle. Bicycling the Oregon Trail describes, in both word and picture, the history, landscape, landmarks, and people that Weinell encountered along the way. Bicycling the Oregon Trail includes GPS coordinates for important landmarks and maps showing the route Weinell took as he made his way from Missouri to Oregon on bicycle. --Amazon.

Rescue on the Oregon Trail Ranger in Time 1

Rescue on the Oregon Trail  Ranger in Time  1
Author: Kate Messner
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN 10: 0545639166
ISBN 13: 9780545639163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rescue on the Oregon Trail Ranger in Time 1 Book Review:

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!

The Oregon trail

The Oregon trail
Author: Francis Parkman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1885
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OXFORD:590756894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Rinker Buck
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 1451659172
ISBN 13: 9781451659177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oregon Trail Book Review:

Buck's 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--tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Jesse Wiley
Publsiher: Oregon Trail
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 9781328585530
ISBN 13: 1328585530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail
Author: Gregory Sherl
Publsiher: SCB Distributors
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-08-22
ISBN 10: 1938912411
ISBN 13: 9781938912412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail Book Review:

Loosely based on the iconic computer game The Oregon Trail, THE OREGON TRAIL IS THE OREGON TRAIL, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Believer Poetry Award, chronicles the journey of a family on their way out West. Along the way, they fight dysentery, a more racist Mel Gibson, syphilis, and consumption while learning that letting go is sometimes easier than starting over. Read the book, play the book as a choose your own adventure game, and never welcome the small pox welcome wagon. We have done bad things, and we will pay for them. New version now with illustrations.

The Mystery on the Oregon Trail

The Mystery on the Oregon Trail
Author: Carole Marsh
Publsiher: Gallopade International
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 0635080737
ISBN 13: 9780635080738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystery on the Oregon Trail Book Review:

Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa "Read 'em out!" on a real covered wagon trek across the prairie, encountering adventure much as the pioneers of yore, and a mystery that you could say leaves Grant "UpChucking!" LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Gateway Arch, "America's Gateway to the West" Facts ¥ The Prairie: Geology; Geography ¥ Covered Wagons ¥ Prairie Schooners ¥ Wagon train; Oregon Trail: Clothing worn on the Oregon Trail; Supplies needed on the Trail; Food Served while on the trail; Entertainment on the trail ¥ Chuck Wagon ¥ Wagon Wheels ¥ Dangers travelers faced on the trail ¥ The Pony Express ¥ Buffalo Bill ¥ Cow chips & Buffalo chips; Fuel for fires ¥ Independence Rock history ¥ Chimney Rock history ¥ Scotts Bluff history ¥ Fort Laramie history ¥Old Susannah ¥ Corral ¥ Hiram Scott ¥ Joel Hembry. Fort Kearny State Park, MO: Post Office; Blacksmith Shop; Exhibit Hall ¥ Nebraska: Ash Hollow; Courthouse Rock; Jail Rock; Chimney Rock; Scotts Bluff ¥ Wyoming: Army Outpost Museum; Artillery and Wagon Museum, Fort Laramie; Independence Rock ¥ Fort Hall, ID ¥The Dalles River, OR; End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon City. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.0 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 135937 Lexile Measure: 610 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: David Dary
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780195224009
ISBN 13: 0195224000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oregon Trail Book Review:

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.

The Race to Chimney Rock

The Race to Chimney Rock
Author: Jesse Wiley
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1328560937
ISBN 13: 9781328560933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Race to Chimney Rock Book Review:

Go west, young pioneer—your journey begins here! In this first leg of your trek on the Oregon Trail, you need to find your way to Chimney Rock—but not without unpredictable challenges ahead. This is the first installment of four books that will take you all the way to Oregon Territory—if you make the right choices. In book one of this exciting choose-your-own-adventure series, it's 1850 and your first goal is to get your family, covered wagon full of supplies, and oxen to Chimney Rock on time. But hurry—you'll need to make it through the rugged mountains before winter snow hits. Plus, there are wild animals, natural disasters, unpredictable weather, fast-flowing rivers, strangers, and sickness that will be sure to stand between you and your destination! Which path will get you safely across the prairie? With twenty-two possible endings, choose wrong and you'll never make it to Chimney Rock on time. Choose right and blaze a trail that gets you closer to Oregon City!

The Wagon Train Trek

The Wagon Train Trek
Author: Jesse Wiley
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-03
ISBN 10: 1328627152
ISBN 13: 9781328627155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wagon Train Trek Book Review:

Keep your wagon train alive in this trailblazing choose-your-own-trail experience on the Oregon Trail! With more than twenty possible endings, there are wild animals, rapid rivers, bandits, treacherous weather, famine, and even death that stand between you and your dream life out West. Do you have what it takes to make it all the way to Oregon City? In this exciting choose-your-own-trail stand-alone story featuring 8-bit art, it's 1850 and you are leading a whole covered wagon train with your family on a 2,000-mile trek on the Oregon Trail. Wild animals, natural disasters, unpredictable weather, famine, fast-flowing rivers, strangers, and sickness stand in between you and your destination: Oregon City! Do you have the smarts and skills to keep everyone safe and together on the Trail? Which path will get you safely across the country? With twenty-three possible endings, choose wrong and you'll never live out your dreams. Choose right and blaze a trail that gets you closer to Oregon City! Twitter: @oregontrail Facebook: facebook.com/oregontrail/

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Mel Friedman
Publsiher: Childrens Press
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780531230633
ISBN 13: 0531230635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oregon Trail Book Review:

Traces the history of the Oregon Trail and describes the hardships faced by the settlers who followed it.

Surviving the Oregon Trail 1852

Surviving the Oregon Trail  1852
Author: Weldon W. Rau,Mary Ann Boatman,Willis Boatman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780874222388
ISBN 13: 0874222389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Oregon Trail 1852 Book Review:

Weldon Willis Rau of Olympia, Washington, is a retired research geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and the State of Washington. He is a great grandson of Puyallup pioneers Mary Ann and Willis Boatman

If You Were a Kid on the Oregon Trail

If You Were a Kid on the Oregon Trail
Author: Josh Gregory
Publsiher: Children's Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780531219706
ISBN 13: 0531219704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If You Were a Kid on the Oregon Trail Book Review:

If You Were a Kid Life today is a lot different than it was in the past. Think of the things you have today. The clothes you wear. The kind of home you live in. The foods you eat. Many of these probably wouldn't be the same if you were living in a different period of time. Through the stories of the If You Were a Kid series, readers are transported to some of the most important moments in history. Oregon Trail: More than 200,000 people traveled west along the trail. Around 40,000 of them were children. Exciting stories combine fiction and nonfiction by placing young, relatable characters at the center of real historic events Lively and colorful illustrations bring stories to life Timeline and map add important historical context Sidebars highlight the sometimes difficult realities of life in earlier times Glossary helps explain important terms www.factsfornow.scholastic.com See page 1 for more information.

Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail
Author: Frank Young
Publsiher: Sasquatch Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN 10: 1570617821
ISBN 13: 9781570617829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oregon Trail Book Review:

Based on their extensive research into personal accounts of the Oregon Trail, comic authors David Lasky and Frank Young have created a graphic narrative of one family's epic journey. The main character is an 11-year-old girl whose family sets course for the West to seek new opportunities and to escape the eastern city where they had been living. Oregon Trail reveals all of the planning, equipment, and logistics that went into traveling across an untamed continent in the 1800s. In addition to its visualization of the family's journey, the book features a series of two-page spreads detailing a visual inventory of everything the family took with them, including the parts of a covered wagon and a personally annotated map of the trail. Readers get a ground-level feel for what it was like to be part of this storied migration west-not a dry recitation of dates and facts, but an immediately memorable living history.

Children on the Oregon Trail

Children on the Oregon Trail
Author: An Rutgers van der Loeff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 205
Release: 1961
ISBN 10: 9780140301724
ISBN 13: 0140301720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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