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Rinker Buck (b. 1950) is an award-winning American journalist and author. He was born and raised in Morristown, NJ. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine, and began his journalism career as a reporter for the Berkshire Eagle, in 1973. He has since written for several national vis mere publications, including: New York, Life, Adweek and the Hartford Courant. Buck has written numerous non-fiction books, including: The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, Shane Comes Home, First Job: A Memoir of Growing up at Work, If We Had Wings: The Enduring Dream of Flight, and Flights of Passage. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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1950-12-29
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male
Nationalitet
USA
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Sloan Harris (ICM Partners)
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2.5 stars ... the history was interesting, but I am not the target audience for all the technical details about piloting a boat on the Mississippi. Also, it takes a certain personality (and money) to undertake the adventure he took. While his writing was informative on the history and geography of the area, I wasn't as keen on the rest of the book.
 
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ellink | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
I love books like this. Not only do you get a peek inside one person, you get to explore another time, place,and culture in a way that history textbooks will never match.
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amandabeaty | 12 andre anmeldelser | Jan 4, 2024 |
I gave up on this book about a third of the way in. Went back to it and finished. The second half of the book is much more compelling reading - perhaps because of the trials Buck and his brother experience in crossing the Rockies. Buck is a beautiful craftsman but has a real problem with women. For example, the two women who were allowed to join the trip for a week or so are reduced to stereotypes - "typical long legged blond" or 'skinny blond". Buck values their contribution to the trail as how they cleaned the cooking equipment.… (mere)
 
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