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Fortune's a River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America - By Barry Gough -a Signed Copy ( British Columbia/ Pacific North West and Russia, Spain, Great Britain and the USA )( Inc. Lewis and Clark / David Thompson ) - Gough, Barry, (signed)
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Fortune's a River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America - By Barry Gough -a Signed Copy ( British Columbia/ Pacific North West and Russia, Spain, Great Britain and the USA )( Inc. Lewis and Clark / David Thompson ) - signed or inscribed book

2007, ISBN: 1550174282

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[EAN: 9781550174281], Near Fine, [PU: Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing, Madeira Park, British Columbia], FORTUNE'S A RIVER: THE COLLISION OF EMPIRES IN NORTHWEST AMERICA - BY BARRY GOUGH -A SIGNED COPY ( BRITISH COLUMBIA/ PACIFIC NORTH WEST AND RUSSIA, SPAIN, GREAT BRITAIN USA ), History|World, Jacket, -------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, gift inscription, this copy has been signed by the author, 413 pages, b&w photos, ---"Fortune's a River is the most authoritative and readable account to date of just how British Columbia became British and how Oregon, Washington and Alaska became American. By the closing years of the 18th century, the stage was set for a major international confrontation over the Northwest Coast. Imperial Russia was firmly established in Alaska, Spain was extending its trade routes north from Mexico, Captain James Cook had claimed Northwest America for England and Captain Robert Gray had claimed the Columbia River region for the United States. Open warfare between Spain and England was narrowly averted during the Nootka Sound Controversy of 1789-1794, and again between Britain and the US in the War of 1812, when a British warship seized American property in Oregon. ---In Fortune's a River, noted historian Barry Gough re-examines this Imperial struggle for possession of the future British Columbia and fully evokes its peculiar drama. It turned out the great powers were reluctant conquerors in this area. Russia and Spain withdrew of their own accord. Britain was in a position to dominate, but couldn't be bothered. The US vaguely wished to fulfill its manifest destiny by securing the Northwest Coast, but it was not a priority. In the end the battle was carried on by private enterprise and individuals of vision. Alexander Mackenzie established an overland route to the coast and with his partners Simon Fraser and David Thompson, set up a network of fur trading forts south to Oregon. US president Thomas Jefferson countered by sending out the Lewis and Clark expedition to strengthen American claims and an American entrepreneur, John Jacob Astor, established a lonely US outpost at Astoria. Gough examines each of the players in this territorial drama, bringing them fully to life and vividly recounting their hardships and struggles. Fortune's a River is a major historical work that reads like a wild west adventure."---, ---contents are: Map of Northwest America; Prologue --- John Ledyard: "The Very Football of Chance" ; 1. Dreams, Schemes, Realities; 2. Visit of the Stranger from the West; 3. The Mackenzie Touch; 4. Soft Gold: The Russian Thrust to Alaska, Columbia River and Alta California; 5. Rising Tides of Empire: Flags at Nootka Sound; 6. The Empire of Safe Harbour Retreat; 7. Canadian Traders on the Missouri and the Spanish Response; 8. The View from Monticello: Jefferson's Wests; 9. Northern Shadows Across the Trail: Nor'Westers Meet Lewis and Clark; 10. Lewis and Clark to the Pacific and Return; 11. The Columbian Enterprise: David Thompson, 1800-1810; 12. Boston and New York on the Lower Columbia River: The Winships and Astor; 13. David Thompson and the Voyage of a Summer Moon, 1811; 14. The Fortunes of War; 15. The Empire of Fortune: Cultivating the Arts of Peace; 16. The Legacy: The North American Far West on the Eve of the Oregon Crisis; Appendix 1: "The Theatre of all the Geographical Fictions": The Northwest and Other Passages; Appendix 2: Three Flags and the Columbia River: Identification and Exploration of the River of the West, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and NOT a generic photo

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Fortune's a River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America - By Barry Gough -a Signed Copy ( British Columbia/ Pacific North West and Russia, Spain, Great Britain and the USA )( Inc. Lewis and Clark / David Thompson ) - signed or inscribed book

2007, ISBN: 9781550174281

Hardcover, First edition, ID: 862382454

Madeira Park, British Columbia : Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing, 2007. -------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, gift inscription, this copy has been signed by the author, 413 pages, b&w photos, ---"Fortune's a River is the most authoritative and readable account to date of just how British Columbia became British and how Oregon, Washington and Alaska became American. By the closing years of the 18th century, the stage was set for a major international confrontation over the Northwest Coast. Imperial Russia was firmly established in Alaska, Spain was extending its trade routes north from Mexico, Captain James Cook had claimed Northwest America for England and Captain Robert Gray had claimed the Columbia River region for the United States. Open warfare between Spain and England was narrowly averted during the Nootka Sound Controversy of 1789-1794, and again between Britain and the US in the War of 1812, when a British warship seized American property in Oregon. ---In Fortune's a River, noted historian Barry Gough re-examines this Imperial struggle for possession of the future British Columbia and fully evokes its peculiar drama. It turned out the great powers were reluctant conquerors in this area. Russia and Spain withdrew of their own accord. Britain was in a position to dominate, but couldn't be bothered. The US vaguely wished to fulfill its manifest destiny by securing the Northwest Coast, but it was not a priority. In the end the battle was carried on by private enterprise and individuals of vision. Alexander Mackenzie established an overland route to the coast and with his partners Simon Fraser and David Thompson, set up a network of fur trading forts south to Oregon. US president Thomas Jefferson countered by sending out the Lewis and Clark expedition to strengthen American claims and an American entrepreneur, John Jacob Astor, established a lonely US outpost at Astoria. Gough examines each of the players in this territorial drama, bringing them fully to life and vividly recounting their hardships and struggles. Fortune's a River is a major historical work that reads like a wild west adventure."---, ---contents are: Map of Northwest America; Prologue --- John Ledyard: "The Very Football of Chance" ; 1. Dreams, Schemes, Realities; 2. Visit of the Stranger from the West; 3. The Mackenzie Touch; 4. Soft Gold: The Russian Thrust to Alaska, Columbia River and Alta California; 5. Rising Tides of Empire: Flags at Nootka Sound; 6. The Empire of Safe Harbour Retreat; 7. Canadian Traders on the Missouri and the Spanish Response; 8. The View from Monticello: Jefferson's Wests; 9. Northern Shadows Across the Trail: Nor'Westers Meet Lewis and Clark; 10. Lewis and Clark to the Pacific and Return; 11. The Columbian Enterprise: David Thompson, 1800-1810; 12. Boston and New York on the Lower Columbia River: The Winships and Astor; 13. David Thompson and the Voyage of a Summer Moon, 1811; 14. The Fortunes of War; 15. The Empire of Fortune: Cultivating the Arts of Peace; 16. The Legacy: The North American Far West on the Eve of the Oregon Crisis; Appendix 1: "The Theatre of all the Geographical Fictions": The Northwest and Other Passages; Appendix 2: Three Flags and the Columbia River: Identification and Exploration of the River of the West, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and NOT a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Steve Mayo Cover Art ., Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing, 2007

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Finalist for the Nereus Writers' Trust Non-fiction Award Finalist for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, BC Book Prize "Fortune's a River" is the most authoritative and readable account to date of just how British Columbia became British and how Oregon, Washington and Alaska became American. By the closing years of the 18th century, the stage was set for a major international confrontation over the Northwest Coast. Imperial Russia was firmly established in Alaska, Spain was extending its trade routes north from Mexico, Captain James Cook had claimed Northwest America for England and Captain Robert Gray had claimed the Columbia River region for the United States. Open warfare between Spain and England was narrowly averted during the Nootka Sound Controversy of 1789-1794, and again between Britain and the US in the War of 1812, when a British warship seized American property in Oregon. In "Fortune's a River," noted historian Barry Gough re-examines this Imperial struggle for possession of the future British Columbia and fully evokes its peculiar drama. It turned out the great powers were reluctant conquerors in this area. Russia and Spain withdrew of their own accord. Britain was in a position to dominate, but couldn't be bothered. The US vaguely wished to fulfill its manifest destiny by securing the Northwest Coast, but it was not a priority. In the end the battle was carried on by private enterprise and individuals of vision. Alexander Mackenzie established an overland route to the coast and with his partners Simon Fraser and David Thompson, set up a network of fur trading forts south to Oregon. US president Thomas Jefferson countered by sending out the Lewis and Clark expedition to strengthen American claims and an American entrepreneur, John Jacob Astor, established a lonely US outpost at Astoria. Gough examines each of the players in this territorial drama, bringing them fully to life and vividly recounting their hardships and struggles. "Fortune's a River" is a major historical work that reads like a wild west adventure. Fortune's a River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America Gough, Barry, Harbour Publishing

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Fortune's a River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America
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Gough, Barry

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Fortune's a River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America

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9781550174281

An authoritative historical work as entertaining as any wild west adventure!

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781550174281
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1550174282
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Publishing year: 2007
Publisher: Harbour Publishing,Canada

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