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The Resource The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, by Rinker Buck, (text large print)

The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, by Rinker Buck, (text large print)

Label
The Oregon Trail : a new American journey
Title
The Oregon Trail
Title remainder
a new American journey
Statement of responsibility
by Rinker Buck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Buck's epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way-- in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century-- tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country
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Summary
Road trip, old-school style! Though the Oregon Trail fell out of favor with travelers after the transcontinental railroad was finished in 1869, it's still possible to travel the trail from Missouri to Oregon (though some parts are now paved roads). Over 100 years after the last known crossing, journalist Rinker Buck, his brother, and his brother's Jack Russell terrier set out in a covered wagon pulled by mules. Along with riveting details about their four-month, 2,000-mile trip (Terrible thunderstorms! Broken wagon wheels! Helpful strangers!), Buck describes the rich history of the trail and the pioneers who made the journey before him. Funny and touching, this book should especially please those interested in American history. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Tone
Writing style
Award
PEN New England Award for Nonfiction, 2016.
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10433167
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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Buck, Rinker
Dewey number
978
Index
no index present
LC call number
F597
LC item number
.B89 2015b
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • Buck, Rinker
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
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an American journey
Label
The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, by Rinker Buck, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
753 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482709
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2015023675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 910858647
  • (OCoLC)910858647
Label
The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, by Rinker Buck, (text large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
753 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482709
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2015023675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 910858647
  • (OCoLC)910858647

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