The Great Command; the Story of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Oregon Country Pioneers by Jones, Nard

By: Jones, Nard

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Good in fair dust jacket. minor highlighting done by Gulick in a few sections of the text, Signed by author. Moderate wear to DJ with minor tears and a few chunks missing, clean covers, small brown smudge on bottom of spine, article taped to FFEP has stained opposite page, Bill Gulick's bookplate opposite article, Gulick's sticky notes mark a few sections throughout the book, 398 p. illus. 22 cm. Includes Illustrations. Author's inscription as follows: "For Bill Gulick to whom I owe much besides some pleasant reading Sincerely Nard Jones" There is an article from a Walla Walla newspaper about Bill Gulick greeting Nard Jones. Bill Gulick, a University of Oklahoma graduate, began his career writing for the Saturday Evening Post with a story about the Oregon Trail. He later went on to turn the story into the novel, Hallelujah Trail. The story was picked up by Hollywood along with two more of his stories, Bend of the River and Road to Denver. After nine months in Greenwich Village ( 43-44), he married Jeanne Abbot and began writing for Liberty, Colliers, and Esquire along with The Saturday Evening Post. It was shortly after the success of Bend of the River that Jeanne and Bill moved to Walla Walla, WA, where Bill still lives, though Jeanne passed on in 2001. After 64 years as a writer, Bill has 35 books to his credit; 28 of which are novels. Almost the entirety of his work encompasses the Northwest. He is a close friend of David Cosby, owner of Earthlight Books, who has inherited a large amount of his personal library and made it available online.

Title: The Great Command; the Story of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Oregon Country Pioneers by Jones, Nard

Author Name: Jones, Nard

Categories: Pacific Northwest,

Publisher: Little, Brown: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: ALIBRIS.0001848