Tag Archives: Book Review by Bill Dahl

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 ››

A Book Review of Timothy Egan’s – Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

It's terribly difficult after finishing the 6th in a series of Timothy Egan's books to declare a favorite. Yet,   Egan's  Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis - is -well - it broke my heart. 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 Good Rain: Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest – A Book Review by Bill Dahl

Having  lived in the Pacific Northwest the vast majority of my life, reading this book I realized just how ignorant I am about its history. Timothy Egan takes you on a grand tour of the region, using characters you have likely never heard of. That's just one element of … Continue Reading ››

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl – A Book Review by Bill Dahl

You can taste the gritty dirt in your mouth - and - I caught myself rubbing my eyes - as Timothy Egan spun this true tale of the history of the Dust Bowl. Couldn't put it down...a page burner. Burns your soul too. Buy … Continue Reading ››