The Resource The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, Rinker Buck

The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, Rinker Buck

Label
The Oregon Trail : a new American journey
Title
The Oregon Trail
Title remainder
a new American journey
Statement of responsibility
Rinker Buck
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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. At once an American journey, a work of history, and a personal saga, this book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains. 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buck, Rinker
Dewey number
978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F597
LC item number
.B89 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buck, Rinker
  • Historical reenactments
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • Oregon Trail
  • West (U.S.)
Label
The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, Rinker Buck
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bar code
  • 31223113508395
  • 31223115859119
  • 31223113028220
  • 31223112617544
  • 31223112619342
  • 31223113508106
  • 31223112619979
  • 31223112619987
  • 31223115859085
  • 31223113508122
  • 31223115859093
  • 31223113508197
  • 31223112620035
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9781451659160
Lccn
2015001159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-cust20150910-054
System control number
  • 894746614
  • (OCoLC)894746614
Label
The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, Rinker Buck
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bar code
  • 31223113508395
  • 31223115859119
  • 31223113028220
  • 31223112617544
  • 31223112619342
  • 31223113508106
  • 31223112619979
  • 31223112619987
  • 31223115859085
  • 31223113508122
  • 31223115859093
  • 31223113508197
  • 31223112620035
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9781451659160
Lccn
2015001159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-cust20150910-054
System control number
  • 894746614
  • (OCoLC)894746614

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