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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

Rinker Buck.
Publisher Simon & Schuster  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.3 x 5.45 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9781451659177
Pages/Publication Date 450/2015
Daedalus Item Code 70070
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More than a passage in history books about covered wagons headed west in the 19th century, the Oregon Trail itself still exists as hardened wheel ruts for much of its original 2200 miles. The last time anyone took a wagon on the trail was in 1909, but that didn't stop Rinker Buck from giving in to a "crazyass passion" to try it himself more than a century later. The author of Flight of Passage, Buck is a born adventurer and no stranger to covered wagons, either; his father, Look magazine publisher Tom Buck, took the family on a covered wagon journey in 1958. Rinker and his brother Nick find a wagon and three mules and head west, and his wry, free-ranging account is a saga of personal freedom and two American centuries.

"Part Laura Ingalls Wilder, part Jack Kerouac, The Oregon Trail is an idiosyncratic and irresistible addition to the canon of American road-trip literature."—George Howe Colt

"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.... He's good company on the page, and you root for him.... He's particularly winning on how, as he puts it, 'the vaudeville of American life was acted out on the trail.'... This shaggy pilgrimage describes a form of happiness sought, and happiness found."—NYTimes

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