The Oregon Trail Book
Score: 3.5
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The Oregon Trail


  • Author : Rinker Buck
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451659160

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The Oregon Trail Excerpt :

In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate

The Oregon Trail Book
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

The Oregon Trail


  • Author : Rinker Buck
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451659184

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #1 Indie Next Pick • Winner of the PEN New England Award “Enchanting…A book filled with so much love…Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon.” —The Wall Street Journal “Amazing…A real nonfiction thriller.” —Ian Frazier, The New York Review of Books “Absorbing…Winning…The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Buck’s voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson’s comic tone in A Walk in the Woods.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times A major bestseller that has been hailed as a “quintessential American story” (Christian Science Monitor), Rinker Buck’s The Oregon Trail is an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way—in a covered wagon with a team of mules—that has captivated readers, critics, and booksellers from coast to coast. Simultaneously a majestic journey across the West, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, Buck’s chronicle is a “laugh-out-loud masterpiece” (Willamette Week) that “so ensnares the emotions it becomes a tear-jerker at its close” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) and “will leave you daydreaming and hungry to see this land” (The Boston Globe).

Rescue on the Oregon Trail  Ranger in Time  1  Book
Score: 3.5
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Rescue on the Oregon Trail Ranger in Time 1


  • Author : Kate Messner
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545639163

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Rescue on the Oregon Trail Ranger in Time 1 Excerpt :

Meet Ranger! He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day! Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam's family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the Abbotts need Ranger's help more than they realize!

The Oregon Trail Book

The Oregon Trail


  • Author : Francis Parkman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1906
  • Genre: California National Historic Trail
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000475018

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The Oregon Trail Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Oregon Trail


  • Author : Matt Doeden
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2013-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476502540

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"Describes the journey on the Oregon Trail from three different historical perspectives"--Provided by publisher.

The Oregon Trail Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Oregon Trail


  • Author : David Dary
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 0195224000

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The Oregon Trail Excerpt :

An in-depth history of the Oregon Trail follows the route used by fur traders, missionaries, and mountain men, offering colorful stories about the hardships and triumphs of the massive migration.

The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion Book

The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion


  • Author : Kristin Marciniak
  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781624314575

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The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion Excerpt :

This book relays the factual details of the Oregon Trail and the United States' westward expansion in the 1800s. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a pioneer, a Native American in a territory crossed by the trail, and a U.S. soldier at a government outpost. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

Voices from the Oregon Trail Book
Score: 2
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Voices from the Oregon Trail


  • Author : Kay Winters
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-03-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698150522

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Voices from the Oregon Trail Excerpt :

Learn about the courageous Americans who journeyed on the Oregon Trail in this picture book perfect for the Common Core It’s 1848, and brave families band together in covered wagons to head west. Each spread introduces a different speaker to tell his or her part of the story: there’s Carl Hawks, son of the wagon train leader; Louisa Bailey, the newlywed; Chankoowashtay, a Sioux brave; and more. Like its acclaimed predecessor Colonial Voices, this book showcases a thrilling—and often dangerous—time in our history. Richly detailed illustrations bring the story of the great Westward Expansion to vivid life.

Children on the Oregon Trail Book

Children on the Oregon Trail


  • Author : An Rutgers van der Loeff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1961
  • Genre: Oregon National Historic Trail
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 0140301720

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Clara Morgan and the Oregon Trail Journey Book

Clara Morgan and the Oregon Trail Journey


  • Author : Marty Rhodes Figley
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761372561

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Clara Morgan and the Oregon Trail Journey Excerpt :

Eleven-year-old Clara Morgan traveled the Oregon Trail with her family. While her mother cared for the baby, Clara struggled with the cooking. Finally, she made her first batch of perfect biscuits. But she gave them up to a hungry American Indian who stopped by. Little did she know they would meet again. Would her family s act of kindness help them farther down the trail?

The Race To Chimney Rock Book

The Race To Chimney Rock


  • Author : Jesse Wiley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328560933

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The Race To Chimney Rock Excerpt :

Go west, young pioneer—your journey begins here! In this first leg of your trek on the Oregon Trail, you need to find your way to Chimney Rock—but not without unpredictable challenges ahead. This is the first installment of four books that will take you all the way to Oregon Territory—if you make the right choices. In book one of this exciting choose-your-own-trail series, it's 1850 and your first goal is to get your family, covered wagon full of supplies, and oxen to Chimney Rock on time. But hurry—you'll need to make it through the rugged mountains before winter snow hits. Plus, there are wild animals, natural disasters, unpredictable weather, fast-flowing rivers, strangers, and sickness that will be sure to stand between you and your destination! Which path will get you safely across the prairie? With twenty-two possible endings, choose wrong and you'll never make it to Chimney Rock on time. Choose right and blaze a trail that gets you closer to Oregon City!

Bicycling the Oregon Trail Book

Bicycling the Oregon Trail


  • Author : Don Weinell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0870046128

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Bicycling the Oregon Trail Excerpt :

In 2012 author, blogger and long-distance bicyclist Don Weinell undertook a quest to retrace the 2100 miles of the Oregon Trail - on bicycle. Bicycling the Oregon Trail describes, in both word and picture, the history, landscape, landmarks, and people that Weinell encountered along the way. Bicycling the Oregon Trail includes GPS coordinates for important landmarks and maps showing the route Weinell took as he made his way from Missouri to Oregon on bicycle. --Amazon.

Surviving the Oregon Trail  1852 Book

Surviving the Oregon Trail 1852


  • Author : Weldon W. Rau
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004524269

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Surviving the Oregon Trail 1852 Excerpt :

The 1852 overland migration was the largest on record, with numbers swelled by Oregon-bound settlers as well as hordes of gold-seekers destined for California. It also was a year in which cholera took a terrible toll in lives. Included here are firsthand accounts of this fateful year, including the words and thoughts of a young married couple, Mary Ann and Willis Boatman.

The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail Book

The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail


  • Author : Gregory Sherl
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release Date : 2014-08-22
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781938912412

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The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail Excerpt :

Loosely based on the iconic computer game The Oregon Trail, THE OREGON TRAIL IS THE OREGON TRAIL, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Believer Poetry Award, chronicles the journey of a family on their way out West. Along the way, they fight dysentery, a more racist Mel Gibson, syphilis, and consumption while learning that letting go is sometimes easier than starting over. Read the book, play the book as a choose your own adventure game, and never welcome the small pox welcome wagon. We have done bad things, and we will pay for them. New version now with illustrations.

The Oregon Trail  digital Boxed Set  Book

The Oregon Trail digital Boxed Set


  • Author : Jesse Wiley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328619600

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The Oregon Trail digital Boxed Set Excerpt :

In this collection, choose your own trail and complete the journey to Oregon City with all four books in this exciting series! It's 1850 and your first goal is to get your family, covered wagon full of supplies, and oxen to Chimney Rock on time. But hurry—you'll need to make it through the rugged mountains before winter snow hits. Plus, there are wild animals, natural disasters, unpredictable weather, fast-flowing rivers, strangers, and sickness that will be sure to stand between you and your destination! Which path will get you safely across the unforgiving terrain—from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City? With twenty-two possible endings in each book, choose wrong and you'll never make it on time. Choose right and blaze a trail that gets you closer to your final destination—and don't forget to look at your map! The ebook includes: The Race to Chimney Rock Danger at the Haunted Gate The Search for Snake River The Road to Oregon City