The Fields of Eden

The Fields of Eden

by Richard S. Wheeler
     
 

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Americans flooded into the Oregon country, but a brave Canadian saved their lives.

This is the story of the settlement of Oregon. In the 1840s there was a rush to Oregon, which was rumored to be a land of milk and honey. The trip was long and hard, and often left pioneer settlers in grave peril as winter lowered. But Dr. John McLoughlin, chief factor of the

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Americans flooded into the Oregon country, but a brave Canadian saved their lives.

This is the story of the settlement of Oregon. In the 1840s there was a rush to Oregon, which was rumored to be a land of milk and honey. The trip was long and hard, and often left pioneer settlers in grave peril as winter lowered. But Dr. John McLoughlin, chief factor of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, repeatedly rescued the Yanks even though ownership of the territory was disputed by his government and that of the United States.The Americans were not grateful, and assailed the man who had helped them the most. But the chief factor managed to live out the rest of his life as a contented citizen of his adopted country.

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Publishers Weekly
It has become the author's trademark to tell a vast historical drama through the eyes of multiple characters, and his skill at orchestrating massive movements is on display here.... Wheeler powerfully presents manifest destiny in action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012080806
Publisher:
Richard S. Wheeler
Publication date:
03/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
728,300
File size:
1 MB

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Richard S. Wheeler is the author of numerous historical novels, mostly set in the American West. He has won the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement from Western Writers of America. He is also the author of biographical novels and mysteries set in the upper Midwest.

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