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The Oregon Trail

An American Saga

The Oregon Trail( )
Author: Dary, David
ISBN:978-0-19-522400-9
Publication Date:Jan 2006
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $39.95
Book Description:

In today's world of jet airplanes and smooth highways, it is nearly impossible to imagine the hardships faced by the thousands of people who headed west along the great Oregon Trail. In this detailed and engaging account, historian David Dary recounts the full saga of the trail's history,from its creation in the early 1800's, to its peak during the '49 Gold Rush, its rapid decline following the completion of the transcontinental railroad, and finally, its revival as a modern day...
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Book Details
Pages:432
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / State & Local / West (Ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
History / United States / 19Th Century
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):23.4 x 15.2 x 3.6 cm
Book Weight:0.596 Kilograms
Author Biography
Dary, David (Author)
David Dary is a writer, journalist, and social historian.

Dary worked for newspapers in Kansas and Texas early on in his career and eventually moved on to work for both CBS and NBC news. He then took the position of professor at the William Allan White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas.

The themes of Dary's books center on many aspects of life in the western United States. Dary has written Red Blood and Black Ink: Journalism in the Old West, Entrepreneurs of the Old West, and Seeking Pleasure in the Old West, which received a Western Writers of America Spur Award. He has also received a Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award and the Westerner's International Award for his book Cowboy Culture.

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