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BEHOLD THE SHINING MOUNTAINS

 

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BEHOLD THE SHINING MOUNTAINS BOOKS REVIEWS

" BEHOLD THE SHINING MOUNTAINS covers the years 1830 until 1836. Included in this all encompassing saga is the opening of the Oregon Trail along with the emergence of missionary forces in the far West, the escapades of William Drummond Stewart, the emergence of Andrew Jackson and his influence as President as well as the test of will between the powerful Astors and Sublette in the race for peltry";

"It is a welcome change from the dry history presentations that one comes across all too often."

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This well researched high action, historical presentation is a sequel to the authors' first book, PONDER THE PATH (still available at $12.95). This writer reviewed the first book. He found that it was one of the best examples of fast moving history he had ever read. The first book dealt with all aspects of the fur trade from 1808 until 1830. And the central character was William Sublette.

BEHOLD THE SHINING MOUNTAINS covers the years 1830 until 1836. Included in this all encompassing saga is the opening of the Oregon Trail along with the emergence of missionary forces in the far West, the escapades of William Drummond Stewart, the emergence of Andrew Jackson and his influence as President as well as the test of will between the powerful Astors and Sublette in the race for peltry. Into this boiling caldron the reader is thrust into eternal conflicts with the Blackfeet Indians to bring some quite enjoyable reading. The result is that BEHOLD THE SHINING MOUNTAINS will be of vital interest to a wide range of readers. It is an ideal selection for anyone involved in living history activities because of the ideas for contemporary conversation and the authors' success in applying meat and bone to historical characters.

A truly massive index of personal names gives graphic evidence to the wide range of historical figures and the part they played in the saga of the development of the American West. Included is a massive 223 volume bibliography for additional reading. And this reviewer gives such a book the highest possible recommendation for anyone interested in the subject. It is a welcome change from the dry history presentations that one comes across all too often. A great deal of credit goes to the authors for their success in bringing the many characters to life.

 

Chuck Hamsa, Coordinator*

Reviewers' Consortium

Lafayette, Louisiana

 

*Professor Charles Hama has been emloyed in the Historical Collection Development of the Library of Southwestern Louisiana University for several decades.

 

THIS REVIEW APPEARED IN THE DECEMBER 1996 ISSUE OF BLACK POWDER TIMES AND THE FALL-WINTER 1996 ISSUE OF RENDEZVOUS MAGAZINE

 


 

 

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