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Publisher Description

#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).

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2015
June 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
33
MB

Customer Reviews

Tony in Denver ,

The Oregon Trail

Engaging and thoughtfully presented as Buck moves seamlessly between his encounters and similar encounters of those who went before. A thoroughly enjoyable read. One big problem - where is the bibliography? How can you continually refer to and use other sources and not provide the reader with the opportunity to explore further?

RolzRoyce's mom ,

One you hate to see end!

I learned an amazing amount of history about the settlement of the West and the Oregon Trail's role. Love the interweaving of the modern day trek with the historical background, done just beautifully. I enjoyed every bit of it, and if the trip had continued another year I would have been happy to keep reading about it.....once you lose yourself on any good trail, it's hard to stop.

MissMeliss@ ,

Too many details

As a young fan of the old-school game, I was excited to read this. No matter how much I tried, the details just drug me and and I couldn’t finish.

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