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I have just finished an excellent book, by Eric Jay Dolin. It is "Fur, Fortune & Empire; The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America" It's title pretty much tells the tale. It is a great read! It pretty much takes you across the country on the back of the beaver and others. You will enjoy this.:D
 

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Sounds great, I'll have to check the library.
 

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Sounds like a great book for me.
I've read a lot of history of that time frame;mostly the wars between the English, the French, the Americans and the Indians.
The fur trade was a driving force in gaining the Indian alliance.They generally sided with the best fur buyer.
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I've got an older two volume "History of the Fur Trade" which was facinating. I will take your recommendation and thank you for it. Love history.
 

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The Oregon Trail.

If you haven't read it yet , The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman is a must if your into American History sec 1846-1850's.
I've got an older two volume "History of the Fur Trade" which was facinating. I will take your recommendation and thank you for it. Love history.
 

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great reads

For period reading - the French and Indian wars, the American revolution - try these three by Kenneth Roberts - Northwest Passage, Rabble in Arms, and Arundel.
Great stuff, histrorically accurate, well-written.
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For period reading - the French and Indian wars, the American revolution - try these three by Kenneth Roberts - Northwest Passage, Rabble in Arms, and Arundel.
Great stuff, histrorically accurate, well-written.
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I'm familliar with the first two;Rabble in Arms,and Northwest Passage.I like both of them."Northwest Passage' was made into a great movie,also.
The third;"Arundai",is new to me.Can you tell me something about it?
Frank
 

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Frank: Arundel was, IIRC, Robert's first novel. It is one of three that comprise what is called "the Arundel Chronicles" (the other two are Captain Caution and The Lively Lady). Arundel is many things - my favorite Roberts' book for one - adventure story, political story, a story of unrequited and requited love, of strategy and revenge in a war from an age gone by.
In brief, the tale revolves around Benedict Arnold's gathering a force in Arundel, Maine and their doomed march up the Kennebec River to attack Quebec. Great stuff.
Phoebe Marvin - one of the great females in modern lit.
One reviewer said it this way:
5.0 out of 5 stars Pinnacle of American Historical Fiction
ARUNDEL is quite simply the finest historical novel that I have ever read.
It is also one of the finest works of American fiction, period.


Pete
 
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