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Contemporary Books Discussion Group

Astoria by Peter Stark

2020-09-16 19:00:00 2020-09-16 20:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Online

Wednesday, September 16
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-09-16 19:00:00 2020-09-16 20:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Please join us for a discussion of Astoria: Astor and Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire by Peter Stark. Online

Please join us for a discussion of Astoria: Astor and Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire by Peter Stark.

Please register to join us for an online discussion of Astoria: Astor and Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire by Peter Stark.

Six years after Lewis and Clark's began their journey to the Pacific Northwest, two of the Eastern establishment's leading figures, John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson, turned their sights to founding a colony akin to Jamestown on the West Coast and transforming the nation into a Pacific trading power. Author and correspondent for Outside magazine Peter Stark recreates this pivotal moment in American history for the first time for modern readers, drawing on original source material to tell the amazing true story of the Astor Expedition.

Unfolding over the course of three years, from 1810 to 1813, Astoria is a tale of high adventure and incredible hardship in the wilderness and at sea. Of the more than one hundred-forty members of the two advance parties that reached the West Coast--one crossing the Rockies, the other rounding Cape Horn--nearly half perished by violence. Others went mad. Within one year, the expedition successfully established Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River. Though the colony would be short-lived, it opened provincial American eyes to the potential of the Western coast and its founders helped blaze the Oregon Trail.

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Books are available on a first-come basis at the Information Desk. You may also call the Library at 563-344-4179 to have a book signed out to you and placed on the Holds shelf.

This meeting will take place online via GoToMeeting.  After registering, you will receive an email with the GoToMeeting login information.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

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