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The Oregon Trail : A New American Journey - Rinker Buck

The Oregon Trail

A New American Journey

By: Rinker Buck

Paperback | 7 June 2016

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Traveling from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Baker City, Oregon, over the course of four months, Buck is accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and a Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, they dodge thunderstorms in Nebraska, chase runaway mules across the Wyoming plains, cross the Rockies, and make desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water.

The Buck brothers repair so many broken wheels and axels that they nearly reinvent the art of wagon travel itself. They also must reckon with the ghost of their father, an eccentric yet loveable dreamer whose memory inspired their journey across the plains and whose premature death, many years earlier, has haunted them both ever since.

The Oregon Trail is a majestic, uniquely American journey of a lifetime. Equal parts armchair adventure and moving history, "this tale of brotherhood, persistence, and daring so snares the emotions that it becomes a tear-jerker at its close" (Minneapolis Star Tribune) while also being "a laugh-out-loud masterpieceand an unremitting delight" (Willamette Week).

About the Author

Rinker Buck began his career in journalism at the Berkshire Eagle and was a longtime staff writer for the Hartford Courant. He has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Life, and many other publications, and his stories have won the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. His books include Flight of Passage, First Job, and Shane Comes Home. He lives in northwest Connecticut.
Industry Reviews
“An incredible true story . . . Weaving a tale somewhere between a travelogue and a history lesson, Buck traces the iconic path literally and figuratively as he re-creates the great migration with his brother and a Jack Russell terrier.”
Entertainment Weekly

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