Tag Archives: Bill Dahl Book Reviews

Landscapes of Promise – The Oregon Story – 1800-1940 by William G. Robbins

An epic narrative of the Oregon Story from 1800-1940. Essential reading for those interested in the history of Oregon. William G. Robbins (retired - Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History - Oregon State University) is a gifted researcher, writer and historian par excellence. An absolute essential volume for those interested in … Continue Reading ››

The Immortal Irishman – The Irish Revolutionary Who Became An American Hero – by Timothy Egan – A Book Review by Bill Dahl

This is the sixth book I have read by Timothy Egan in the past three weeks. Up until this book, I was unable to identify a favorite. Enter -  The Immortal Irishman - now my favorite work of Mr. Egan. Continue Reading ››

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 … Continue Reading ››

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America – A Book Review by Bill Dahl

FIVE STAR REVIEW - With smoke from wildfires inundating the summer in the American West (again - 2017), this work is both timely and a historical treasure. In the late summer of 2017, with some 2 million acres currently in flames - it is difficult to wrap your head … Continue Reading ››

Undaunted Courage

Just one of THE BEST books one might ever read. I loved it. My only sorrow is the way it seemed to end too abruptly - with the tragic end of Lewis's life. This is adventure writing and history at its best. I am now planning to explore the Bitteroot … Continue Reading ››

Lasso The Wind by Timothy Egan – A Review by Bill Dahl

I have a longstanding personal discipline when it comes to selecting books to read; every 5th book or so -  I require myself to read something published approximately 10+ years ago.  Thus, I encountered author Timothy Egan for the first time. Tonight, I just ordered three more of his … Continue Reading ››