Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's lost Pacific empire: a story of wealth, ambition, and survival

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Documents the 1810 to 1813 expedition, financed by millionaire John Jacob Astor and encouraged by Thomas Jefferson, to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
Pacific Fur Company.

979.5/46
online resourcecr
9780062218292
ISBN:
9780062218292
9780062308771
9780062218315
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID eadb438f-72bd-fe7d-8269-3abcd78ce76b
full_title astoria john jacob astor and thomas jeffersons lost pacific empire a story of wealth ambition and su
author stark peter
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-01-21 01:46:45AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Narrator.
author Peter Stark
author2-role , 0062218298, 0062308777 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 54 min.)) :digital., 11586898Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 33021026201258ahistHISTORY DISCOVERwf1405956a, 33021026201266ahistHISTORY DISCOVERbr1405957a, 977991, 9780062218292, 9780062308771 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 979.5/46, 979.546, Astor, John Jacob,1763-1848., Astoria (Or.), Astoria :John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's lost Pacific empire : a story of wealth, ambition, and survival /Peter Stark., Astoria :John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's lost Pacific empire: a story of wealth, ambition, and survivalPeter Stark., Digital content provided by hoopla., Documents the 1810 to 1813 expedition, financed by millionaire John Jacob Astor and encouraged by Thomas Jefferson, to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest., F884.A5S73 2014, First edition., Fur trade, HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries, HISTORY / United States / 19th Century, HISTORY DISCOVER, In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent. At a time when the edge of American settlement barely reached beyond the Appalachian Mountains, two visionaries, President Thomas Jefferson and millionaire John Jacob Astor, foresaw that one day the Pacific would dominate world trade as much as the Atlantic did in their day. Just two years after the Lewis and Clark expedition concluded in 1806, Jefferson and Astor turned their sights westward once again. Thus began one of history's dramatic but largely forgotten turning points in the conquest of the North American continent. Astoria is the harrowing tale of the quest to settle a Jamestown-like colony on the Pacific coast. Astor set out to establish a global trade network based at the mouth of the Columbia River in what is now Oregon, while Jefferson envisioned a separate democracy on the western coast that would spread eastward to meet the young United States. Astor backed this ambitious enterprise with the vast for-tune he'd made in the fur trade and in New York real estate since arriving in the United States as a near-penniless immigrant soon after the Revolutionary War. He dispatched two groups of men west: one by sea around the southern tip of South America and one by land over the Rockies. The Overland Party, led by the gentlemanly American businessman Wilson Price Hunt, combined French-Canadian voyageurs, Scottish fur traders, American woodsmen, and an extraordinary Native American woman with two toddlers. The Seagoing Party, sailing aboard the ship Tonquin, likewise was a volatile microcosm of contemporary North America. Under the bitter eye of Captain Jonathan Thorn, a young U.S. naval hero whose unyielding, belligerent nature was better suited to battle than to negotiating cultural differences, the Tonquin made tumultuous progress toward its violent end. Unfolding from 1810 to 1813, Astoria is a tale of high adventure and incredible hardship, drawing extensively on firsthand accounts of those who made the journey. Though the colony itself would be short-lived, its founders opened provincial American eyes to the remarkable potential of the western coast, discovered the route that became the Oregon Trail, and permanently altered the nation's landscape and global standing., Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-351) and index., Jefferson, Thomas,1743-1826., MWT11586898, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Narrator., New York, NY :Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,[2014], NjBwBTengNjBwBTrdaGCmBTNjBwBT, Northwest, Pacific, Overland journeys to the Pacific., Pacific Fur Company., Read by Michael Kramer., SPORTS & RECREATION / Outdoor Skills, Stark, Peter,1954-author., Stark, Peter,author., Tonquin (Ship), Unabridged., Voyages to the Pacific coast., [United States]:Harper Collins Publishers,2014., bl2014004837, computerc, data file, digital, eAudiobook hoopla, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/hpc_9780062308771_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, spoken wordspw, text, unmediated, volume, xv, 366 pages :illustrations (some color) ;24 cm.
author_display Stark, Peter
available_at_catalog Brighton, Wright Farms
detailed_location_catalog Brighton - Adult Nonfiction, Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction
display_description Documents the 1810 to 1813 expedition, financed by millionaire John Jacob Astor and encouraged by Thomas Jefferson, to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id eadb438f-72bd-fe7d-8269-3abcd78ce76b
isbn 9780062218292, 9780062218315, 9780062308771
item_details hoopla:MWT11586898||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11586898||Available Online||||, ils:977991|1405956|Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction|HISTORY DISCOVER i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wf||, ils:977991|1405957|Brighton - Adult Nonfiction|HISTORY DISCOVER i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||br||, overdrive:17943d06-b2e9-4daf-a20d-32203a128314|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog HISTORY DISCOVER i
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Brighton, Wright Farms
primary_isbn 9780062218292
publishDate 2014
record_details hoopla:MWT11586898|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Harper Collins Publishers,|2014.|1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 54 min.)) : digital., ils:977991|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,|[2014]|xv, 366 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm., overdrive:17943d06-b2e9-4daf-a20d-32203a128314|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT11586898||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:977991|1405956|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:977991|1405957|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:17943d06-b2e9-4daf-a20d-32203a128314|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Astor, John Jacob, -- 1763-1848, Astoria (Or.) -- History, Astoria (Or.) -- History -- 19th century, Fur trade -- Columbia River Valley -- History -- 19th Century, HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries, HISTORY / United States / 19th Century, Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826, Northwest, Pacific -- Discovery and exploration, Northwest, Pacific -- History -- 19th century, Overland journeys to the Pacific, Pacific Fur Company, SPORTS & RECREATION / Outdoor Skills, Tonquin (Ship), Voyages to the Pacific coast
title_display Astoria : John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's lost Pacific empire : a story of wealth, ambition, and survival
title_full Astoria : John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's lost Pacific empire : a story of wealth, ambition, and survival / Peter Stark, Astoria : John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's lost Pacific empire: a story of wealth, ambition, and survival [electronic resource] / Peter Stark, Astoria John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
title_short Astoria :
title_sub John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's lost Pacific empire: a story of wealth, ambition, and survival
topic_facet Astor, John Jacob, Discovery and exploration, Fur trade, History, Jefferson, Thomas, Nonfiction, Overland journeys to the Pacific, Sports & Recreations, Voyages to the Pacific coast