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The Oregon Trail (Economy Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

The Oregon Trail traces a journey into the heart of the American Plains by Francis Parkman, who undertook ms 1846 expedition in order to document the vanishing frontier; his keen observations and vivid style quickly established his reputation. Parkman depicts the hardships of travel across mountains and prairies, sketching vibrant portraits of his encounters with other sojourners as well as Western wildlife. Upon its original publication, this classic was reviewed by Herman Melville, who found it "excellent," with "the true wild-game flavor," "straight-forward throughout, and obviously truthful." This new Dover edition of one of the very greatest classics of American frontier literature is the lowest-priced edition now available.

Review:

"While Parkman's patrician air and unabashed racism sometimes jolt the modern reader, this remains a colorful classic by one of the 19th century's most prominent narrative historians." Library Journal

Review:

"I owe a great deal to an appallingly large number of historians but I am glad to name those from whom I have taken most or on whom I have principally relied: foremost and always Parkman." Bernard DeVoto, The Course of Empire

Review:

"The Oregon Trail...recreat[es] for us, as perhaps no other book in our literature, the wonder and beauty and intensity of life in a new world that is now old and but a memory." Henry Steele Commager

Synopsis:

Keen observations and a graphic style characterize the author's remarkable record of a vanishing frontier. 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. A classic of American frontier literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486424804
Author:
Parkman, Francis
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Parkman
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Oregon
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Great plains
Subject:
West
Subject:
Oregon National Historic Trail.
Subject:
California National Historic Trail.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
West (U.S.) History To 1848.
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Oregon
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Value Editions
Series Volume:
Bd. 13
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.85 lb

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Product details 400 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486424804 Reviews:
"Review" by , "While Parkman's patrician air and unabashed racism sometimes jolt the modern reader, this remains a colorful classic by one of the 19th century's most prominent narrative historians."
"Review" by , "I owe a great deal to an appallingly large number of historians but I am glad to name those from whom I have taken most or on whom I have principally relied: foremost and always Parkman."
"Review" by , "The Oregon Trail...recreat[es] for us, as perhaps no other book in our literature, the wonder and beauty and intensity of life in a new world that is now old and but a memory."
"Synopsis" by ,
Keen observations and a graphic style characterize the author's remarkable record of a vanishing frontier. 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. A classic of American frontier literature.
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