54-40 OR FIGHT! The Story of the Oregon Settlement by Bob and Jan Young

54-40 OR FIGHT! The Story of the Oregon Settlement

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From the discovery of Puget Sound by Perez to the declaration of Oregon as a U.S. territory by Polk in 1849, this is the story of the Oregon frontie. Introducing historical figures through made-up dialogue which enlivens but weakens the text, the authors concentrate on the motives and personalities of the British, American and French Canadian settlers and on the geographical features of the area. This method achieves the texture of fiction while following a chronological and analytical line of fact. Painless learning from a fast-moving chronicle which paints the people and the land in living color, making them hard to forget.

Pub Date: April 17th, 1967
Publisher: Messner