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Astoria: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Tale of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier
Astoria: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Tale of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier
by Peter Stark
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In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent... (read more)

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Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
by Peter Stark
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John Jacob Astor's ill-fated attempt to establish the first commercial settlement on the West Coast resulted in the tragic death of nearly half the expedition. Peter Stark recounts this captivating tale of madness, starvation, and survival under extreme... (read more)

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Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel
Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel
by Matt Love
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In the summer of 1970, out on the central Oregon coast, Paul Newman and company filmed a cinematic adaptation of Ken Kesey's epic 1964 novel, Sometimes a Great Notion. The final installment in Matt Love's Newport trilogy, Sometimes a Great Movie... (read more)

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Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker
Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker
by Matt Love
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To date, Gimme Refuge is my only staff pick, and I read constantly on a wide variety of subjects. Once you've begun, you won't want to put this book down. Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if you took the necessary risks that allow you to... (read more)

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The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
by Bonnie Henderson
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On a March evening in 1964, ten-year-old Tom Horning awoke near midnight to find his yard transformed. A tsunami triggered by Alaskas momentous Good Friday earthquake had wreaked havoc in his Seaside, Oregon, neighborhood. It was, as far as anyone knew... (read more)

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Driftwood Forts of the Oregon Coast
Driftwood Forts of the Oregon Coast
by James Herman
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Herman, a native Oregonian from Eugene, graduated from the University of Oregon with an art degree in 2011. He has built forts on Oregon's beaches his entire life and Driftwood Forts of the Oregon Coast showcases his multi-faceted talents and includes... (read more)

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Of Walking in Rain
Of Walking in Rain
by Matt Love
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Of Walking in Rain is the latest literary output from the one-man stone Oregon publishing empire that is Matt Love. His devotion to and celebration of all things Beaver State is often infectious (and perhaps ought to be classified as a contagion). His... (read more)

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Oregon Coastal Access Guide: A Mile-By-Mile Guide to Scenic and Recreational Attractions
Oregon Coastal Access Guide: A Mile-By-Mile Guide to Scenic and Recreational Attractions
by Kenn Oberrecht
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This complete and illustrated guide offers a detailed tour of Oregon's Pacific edge, with extensive coverage of scenic Highway 101. Authoritative, practical information on where to go, how to get there, and what to expect, with an emphasis on natural... (read more)

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Grasping Wastrels vs Beaches Forever Inc.: Covering the Fights for the Soul of the Oregon Coast
Grasping Wastrels vs Beaches Forever Inc.: Covering the Fights for the Soul of the Oregon Coast
by Matt Love
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The first book in Matt Love's Beaver State Trilogy, Grasping Wastrels vs. Beaches Forever Inc. is a slim collection of essays tracing the nearly century-old battle for the Oregon coast. From former Governor Oswald West's 66-word 1913 law declaring that... (read more)

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Love and the Green Lady: Meditations on the Yaquina Bay Bridge: Oregon's Crown Jewel of Socialism
Love and the Green Lady: Meditations on the Yaquina Bay Bridge: Oregon's Crown Jewel of Socialism
by Matt Love
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Matt Love is the author/editor of the Beaver State Trilogy, Citadel of the Spirit: Oregon's Sesquicentennial Anthology, Super Sunday in Newport: Notes from My First Year in Town (part one of the Newport Trilogy) and Gimme Refuge: The Education of a... (read more)

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Oregon Coastal Access Guide: A Mile-By-Mile Guide to Scenic and Recreational Attractions
Oregon Coastal Access Guide: A Mile-By-Mile Guide to Scenic and Recreational Attractions
by Kenn Oberrecht
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Oregon is renowned not only for the natural beauty of its coastline but also for its enlightened tradition of publicly owned and protected beaches. The Oregon Coastal Access Guide is essential for anyone exploring the nearly four hundred miles of... (read more)

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The Pacific Northwest Coast: Living with the Shores of Washington and Oregon (Living with the Shore)
The Pacific Northwest Coast: Living with the Shores of Washington and Oregon (Living with the Shore)
by Paul Komar
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While the coast of the Pacific Northwest becomes populated with houses, condominiums, motels, and restaurants, its beaches and cliffs continue to be altered by ocean currents and winter storms. A companion volume to Living with the Shore of Puget Sound... (read more)

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Oregon Surfing: Central Coast (Images of Modern America)
Oregon Surfing: Central Coast (Images of Modern America)
by Scott Blackman
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Surfing came to the central Oregon coast in the early 1960s. Mostly young boys from Newport and the Agate Beach area took to the waves, without wetsuits or leashes, and taught themselves how to surf in the forbidding cold waters. Eventually forming the... (read more)

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Loose Sandhills: The Story of Salishan
Loose Sandhills: The Story of Salishan
by Mike Stone
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Winter storms batter the central Oregon coast, weathering the thousands of board feet of timber at historic Salishan Lodge, now under corporate control.... (read more)

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Astoria (Images of America)
Astoria (Images of America)
by Jeffrey H Smith
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Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. It began in 1811 as a small but ambitious fur trading venture of New York entrepreneur John Jacob Astor and his Pacific Fur Company. The town has seen the development of commerce and... (read more)

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Astorians, Eccentric and Extraordinary
Astorians, Eccentric and Extraordinary
by Karen Kirtley
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In 1993, the New Yorker published Calvin Trillin's memorable article on the eccentric Flavel family of Astoria, the descendants of Captain George Flavel, whose ornate Queen-Anne-style mansion is a tourist draw today. With Trillin's gracious consent... (read more)

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A Nice Piece of Astoria: A Narrative Guide
A Nice Piece of Astoria: A Narrative Guide
by Matt Love
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A Nice Piece of Astoria is a 209-page work of creative non-fiction that examines and updates the new and classic stories of Astoria. The book blends an eclectic variety of literary genres, including memoir, history, essay, vignette, reportage, guide... (read more)

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To the Woods: Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home
To the Woods: Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home
by Evelyn Searle Hess
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To the Woods is a tale of adventure, inspiration, and living life in concert with nature. It is the true story of Evelyn Searle Hess, who, in her late fifties, walks away from the world of modern conveniences to build a new life with her husband on... (read more)

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Fort Clatsop: Rebuilding an Icon
Fort Clatsop: Rebuilding an Icon
by The Daily Astorian
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition is a symbol of our nation's heritage, of the spirit of discovery and exploration that identifies our past. Seeking to honor the Corps of Discovery's incredible journey to the Pacific Ocean, the community of Astoria, Oregon... (read more)

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Around Florence (Images of America)
Around Florence (Images of America)
by Judy Fleagle.
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Florence, located midway on the Oregon coast, has North America's largest stretch of dunes to the south and the most photographed headlands on the Pacific coast to the north. Although Florence is on the coast, it is a river town located on a bend of the... (read more)

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