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Mar
10

Memoir of Oregon Trail Journey

​ The book, Into the Eye of the Setting Sun is an exceptional memoir available for the first time in an indexed, softcover book. The author Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood, was a precocious five-year old in 1843, when some 1,000 men, women, and children climbed aboard their wagons and steered their horses west out of the small town of Elm Grove, Missour...
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Feb
10

John Langellier: Buffalo Soldiers

From the American Revolution to the present day, African Americans have stepped forward in their nation's defense. John P. Langellier's book Fighting For Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army breathes new life into a stirring subject, emphasizing the role men who have come to be known as 'Buffalo Soldiers' played in opening the Trans-Mis...
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Aug
10

Amber Smith: Danger Close

​ Amber Smith's new book, Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan was released by Simon & Schuster on September 6, 2016. The author learned to fly at Pearson Air Park. The daughters of pilots, Amber and her sisters are all military pilots. Amber had the distinctive experience of flying combat helicopte...
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Jul
06

Janet Fisher: The Shifting Winds

​ Janet Fisher's novel, The Shifting Winds, tells the story of the American pioneer experience in the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of Jennie Haviland, a young woman who settles in Oregon City with her family in the early 1840s. Jennie is at first upset by her family's relocation to the rugged Northwest, but Oregon's prospects look brighter wh...
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Jun
07

Rinker Buck: The Oregon Trail, A New American Journey

Author Rinker Buck details his modern day crossing of 'The Oregon Trail' The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, recounts the author's experience recreating a covered wagon crossing of the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail. In 2011, Rinker Buck made the journey from Missouri to Oregon with his brother, Nick, three mules, and their dog. In The Oregon Trail,...
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