In this true story of adventure, author Jack Nisbet re creates the life and times of David Thompsonfur trader, explorer, surveyor, and mapmaker From 1784 to 1812, Thompson explored western North America, and his field journals provide the earliest written accounts of the natural history and indigenous cultures of the what is now British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon Thompson was the first person to chart the entire route of the Columbia river, and his wilderness expeditions have become the stuff of legend Jack Nisbet tracks the explorer across the content, interweaving his own observations with Thompsons historical writings The result is a fascinating story of two men discovering the Northwest territory almost two hundred years apart....
|Title||:||Sources of the River, 2nd Edition: Tracking David Thompson Across North America|
|Publisher||:||Sasquatch Books 2nd edition April 10, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|File Size||:||988 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Sources of the River, 2nd Edition: Tracking David Thompson Across North America Reviews
Sources of the River, 2nd Edition: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America by an award-winning author, Jack Nisbet is an exciting, delightful read you will not want to put down once started. It is truly a great book about David Thompson in the Pacific Northwest during the 1800s by a Pacific Northwest writer.
For those interested in adventure of the likes of Lewis and Clark, especially those who live in the Northwest, this is a fascinating book about a fascinating individual. His ingenuity, tenacity and ability to endure unimaginable hardships, all in a day at work, impresses me. This book is a real winner.
I read this for myself, and then bought another copy for my brother-in-law. It's the first book I have ever read which describes the first meeting with the Native Americans, describes all the native tribes encountered between Hudson's Bay and the Pacific, and has true primary source material. It reads like a good novel, and describes early trading practices, rugged living in the wild.
I read a previous biography of David Thompson. I was impressed by the subject, but not the writing style. Imagine how delighted i was to read this bio. The author makes Thompson, his times, and his labors come alive. The subject matters becauseThompson was a truly great man. He ran circles around Lewis and Clark, yet most have never heard of him. Wish more Americans would read this book.
This is the second time I've read this book. If you are interested in NW history, Then you will probably enjoy this. I did.
Did not put it down. It was great.
An excellent book. I was surprised Thompson used Lewis & Clark's notes during his journey.
great coverage of David Thompson's exploits from Hudson's Bay to the Kootenai/Columbia Country