Pacific Destiny: The Three-Century Journey to the Oregon Country

By: Walker, Dale L.

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0765303108 Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Clean text, tight binding, author's inscription on half-title page with sticky note message to Bill Gulick, sticky notes throughout along with Gulick's sparse notation. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 478 p. Tom Doherty Associates Book. Audience: General/trade. This book was part of Bill Gulick's personal library. It is signed to him by Dale Walker. Association Copy: 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.


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The Oregon Country
For a century that fabled place, lying somewhere beyond the Rocky Mountains at the farthest reaches of the continent galvanized the American people.
Its riches, in furs, timber, fish, and fecund soil for farming, awakened the avarice of nations. Spain, Great Britain, Russia, and the United States all vied for this trackless Eden of the pacific littoral, and not until the 1840s did the Americans claim it once and for all.
In these pages are the explorations of the fierce Scots who scaled the mountains and mapped the rivers of the Oregon country before the time of Lewis and Clark; the imperial fiefdom created for profit and Britannia by the fur-trading ventures of the Hudson's Bay Company; John Jacob Astor's ill-fated experiment on the Columbia River; the mountain men who risked their lives in Indian country in pursuit of beaver furs; and the arrival of the missionaries and pioneers of the Oregon Trail.
This is the Spur Award-winning story for best historical non-fiction, told by a distinguished chronicler of nineteenth century America. A story of the clashing of empires, coveting the matchless wealth of the Pacific Northwest-the story of The Oregon Country.

Title: Pacific Destiny: The Three-Century Journey to the Oregon Country

Author Name: Walker, Dale L.

Categories: Pacific Northwest,

Publisher: Forge Books: 2002

ISBN Number: 0765303108

ISBN Number 13: 9780765303103

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: ALIBRIS.0001882