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Astoria – John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire – A Story of Wealth, Ambition and Survival by Peter Stark – A Book Review by Bill Dahl

Riveting. Incomparable suffering. Courage. Stamina. Determination.

Another in a superb series of the history of the Pacific Northwest. A terribly important tale that played a seminal role in the discoveries and exploration of this geographic region – and the lust for wealth that propelled those engaged in this endeavor.

The research here is fantastic. The writing is accessible for all audiences. Frankly, this story is shocking – in far too many ways to recount here. Simply a splendid story that I HIGHLY recommend.

The human drama – the sheer determination to survive when confronted with unimaginable hardship – is a seminal contribution of this work.

 


 

Astoria Oregon

Spent two days in Astoria, Oregon (one salmon fishing in the Pacific Ocean). The scenery is spectacular here!!! Put this port on your coordinates for a visit.

An extraordinary display of nature captured this week with my Canon 7D and Canon 24-105MM F4L IS USM lens and Canon 70-200MM F2.8L IS USM lens.

These images are the property of the photographer…Bill Dahl…ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

VIEW AS SLIDESHOW — Click here to view the entire set – AFTER you click this link —- click on the FIRST photo  you come to —- THEN click the three dots in the lower right hand corner — to go to SLIDESHOW mode…Enjoy!!!

Best viewed on an hdtv (streamed), pc, mac or tablet/iPad…your phone just won’t provide the viewing experience these images deserve…that you deserve…ENJOY!!!

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