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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 the American West and the formative years of Oregon. Fascinating reading. My book has highlighted passages like a two year old scribbling in the margins with your first colored pencil.

Epic. Phenomenal. Period.


Recently Read by Bill Dahl

Here are a few books I have recently completed. Sorry, no time for book reviews in 2018 – too busy doing research and writing my own book (UNLESS – of course – by special request by certain authors/publishers):




  1.  Trivers, Robert The Folly of Fools – The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life, Basic Books – A Division of the Perseus Books Group New York, NY Copyright © 2011 by Robert Trivers

    2. Robbins, William G. Landscapes of Promise – The Oregon Story 1800-1940 University of Washington Press Seattle, WA and London, UK Copyright © 1997 by The University of Washington Press

    3. Costandi, Moheb  Neuroplasticity, The MIT Press Cambridge, MA and London, UK Copyright © 2016 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4. Ballenesien, Edward, J. Fraud – An American History From Barnum to Madoff, Princeton University Press Princeton, NJ and Oxford, UK Copyright (c) 2017 by Princeton University Press

4. Horwitz, Tony A Voyage Long and Strange – On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists and Other Adventurers in Early America, Picador – Henry Holt & Company New York, NY Copyright © 2008 by Tony Horwitz

5. Diamond, Jared Collapse – How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed, Penguin Books – Published by The Penguin Group New York, NY Copyright © 2005, 2011 by Jared Diamond

6. Berger, Lee and Hawks, John Almost Human – The Astounding Tale of Homo Naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story, National Geographic Partners, LLC Washington, DC Copyright © 2017 by Lee Berger.