Great and Minor Moments in Oregon History

Great and Minor Moments in Oregon History

by Dick Pintarich
     
 

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The history of Oregon is filled with a fascinating array of facts both expected and surprising. Great and Minor Moments in Oregon History highlights the significant and the unexpected, from the prehistoric to the present with in-depth, thought-provoking, and often humorous glimpses of the personalities and peculiarities that inhabit Oregon's past. Readers

Overview

The history of Oregon is filled with a fascinating array of facts both expected and surprising. Great and Minor Moments in Oregon History highlights the significant and the unexpected, from the prehistoric to the present with in-depth, thought-provoking, and often humorous glimpses of the personalities and peculiarities that inhabit Oregon's past. Readers learn about the forces of nature that created Oregon over eons, the natural gifts that inspired the mythic world of its natives, and what it was like for Lewis and Clark to spend an Oregon winter on the north coast — without the modern tourist conveniences. The book also covers Portland's booming optimism at the start of the 20th century, its seamy underworld of 1950s, the city's illustrious sports and political heritage, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A history of Oregon that is even more fun than living here." - David Sarasohn, The Oregonian

"Pintarich covers both the familiar and the bizarre in a congenial, frequently funny voice that's more immediately inviting than other histories of the state."—Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780980243604
Publisher:
Tin House Books
Publication date:
12/11/2008
Edition description:
Commemorative
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,297,553
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.68(h) x 1.68(d)

Meet the Author

Dick Pintarich has combined his own extensive body of popular history works with contributions from other Oregon writers to compile this anthology, which also includes new and previously unpublished works by Pintarich and others.

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