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Nancy Mandel has commented on (2) products.

Adventures of the first settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River, 1810-1813 by Alexander Ross

Nancy Mandel, January 30, 2013

Recently I've been reading books about Oregon History. I read this one expecting from the title that it would be a bit boring. Instead it was a rip-snorting adventure tale, written in 1849 by a man who helped found Astoria! It lags a little at the end, probably because being true the author couldn't tag on a big climax, instead he settles down in the fur trapping business. I loaned it to two friends who also both loved it.
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John Adams by David McCullough
John Adams

Nancy Mandel, January 2, 2010

I read lots of biographies and this one is my all time favorite. As I read this book I was constantly surprised at how little I knew about Adams. His contribution to our nation's founding was far greater than I realized; his life was much more interesting than I expected. I liked his relationship with his wife Abigail, his dedication to equal justice for all, and his willingness to bury the hatchet with Jefferson. Despite knowing the ending this was a real page-turner for me. I was a little sad when he died and the book ended.
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