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The Oregon Trail: An American Journey - Rinker Buck
The Oregon Trail: An American Journey
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781451659160 (1451659164)
ASIN: 1451659164
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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3.5 The Oregon Trail: An American Journey
This is Rinker Buck's account of how he and his younger brother, Nick, (and Nick's dog, Olive Oyl) traveled the Oregon Trail, from Missouri to Oregon, by covered wagon and mules, in 2011. It hadn't been done since 1909. Buck seems to have been inspired by a combination of a deep melancholy and...
JLee22 rated it
3.0 Love the writing style, hate the memoir
So I was convinced, somehow, that this book was written by a woman, not sure why I thought that... Actually, it's written by a guy. Maybe the ambiguous name of the author? Misreading of the synopsis? But he's funny in that humorously cynical manner that so appeals to me. Plus, he's an obsessive hist...
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 Didn't die of dysentry, but nearly died of boredom.
As someone who, yes, played that 'Oregon Trail' game, I was so looking forward to this book. Man decides he wants to travel along the Oregon Trail? In an actual wagon pulled by mules? Sure, why not? Sadly, this book really, really, REALLY needed a better editor. It's a story of the journey, the hi...
Reflections rated it
4.5 Westward ho! A fascinating blend of history, humor, travelogue, memoir, and social commentary
This entertaining, often enthralling, mix of history, humor, travelogue, family memoir, and no holds barred social commentary reminds me of my favorite Bill Bryson books--especially A Walk in the Woods about Bryson’s (mis)adventures hiking the Appalachian Trail. When Rinker Buck discovered that larg...
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