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Fortune's A River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America By Barry M. Gough, Fortune Is a River Leonardo da Vinci Niccolo Machiavelli Feb , Fortune Is a River Leonardo da Vinci Niccolo Machiavelli s Magnificent Dream Change Course Florenti Roger D Masters on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Opening a window on Renaissance Florence and two of its geniuses, the author traces the little known friendship between da Vinci and Machiavelli and their joint effort to fulfill da Vinci s extravagant dream Fortune is a River Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Fortune is a River, is a book about Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli and Florence, that most interesting place and time where the Renaissance came into Fortune is a River Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Fortune is a River Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli s Magnificent Dream to Change the Course of Florentine History Hardcover Deckle Edge, June , Fortune s A River The Collision of Empires in Northwest Fortune s a River is the most authoritative and readable account to date of just how British Columbia became British and how Oregon, Washington and Alaska became American By the closing years of the th century, the stage was set for a major international confrontation over the Northwest Coast. Fortune is a River Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Fortune is a River Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli s Magnificent Dream to Change the Course of Florentine History Masters on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Fortune Is a River Leonardo Da Vinci Niccolo Machiavelli s Magnificent Dream to Change the Course of Florentine History by Masters FORTUNE IS A RIVER by Roger D Masters Kirkus Reviews fortune is a river Leonardo da Vinci and Niccol Machiavelli s Magnificent Dream to Change the Course of Florentine History by Roger D Masters

  • Title: Fortune's A River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America
  • Author: Barry M. Gough
  • ISBN: 9781550174281
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Winner of the John Lyman Book Award for best Canadian naval and maritime historyFinalist for the Nereus Writers Trust Non fiction AwardFinalist for the Roderick Haig Brown Regional Prize, BC Book PrizeLonglisted for the 2007 Victoria Butler Book PrizeHonourable Mention for the Canadian Nautical Research Society s Keith Matthews AwardFortune s a River is the most authoritaWinner of the John Lyman Book Award for best Canadian naval and maritime historyFinalist for the Nereus Writers Trust Non fiction AwardFinalist for the Roderick Haig Brown Regional Prize, BC Book PrizeLonglisted for the 2007 Victoria Butler Book PrizeHonourable Mention for the Canadian Nautical Research Society s Keith Matthews AwardFortune s a River is the most authoritative and readable account to date of just how British Columbia became British and how Oregon, Washington and Alaska became American By the closing years of the 18th century, the stage was set for a major international confrontation over the Northwest Coast Imperial Russia was firmly established in Alaska, Spain was extending its trade routes north from Mexico, Captain James Cook had claimed Northwest America for England and Captain Robert Gray had claimed the Columbia River region for the United States Open warfare between Spain and England was narrowly averted during the Nootka Sound Controversy of 1789 1794, and again between Britain and the US in the War of 1812, when a British warship seized American property in Oregon.In Fortune s a River, noted historian Barry Gough re examines this Imperial struggle for possession of the future British Columbia and fully evokes its peculiar drama It turned out the great powers were reluctant conquerors in this area Russia and Spain withdrew of their own accord Britain was in a position to dominate, but couldn t be bothered The US vaguely wished to fulfill its manifest destiny by securing the Northwest Coast, but it was not a priority In the end the battle was carried on by private enterprise and individuals of vision Alexander Mackenzie established an overland route to the coast and with his partners Simon Fraser and David Thompson, set up a network of fur trading forts south to Oregon US president Thomas Jefferson countered by sending out the Lewis and Clark expedition to strengthen American claims and an American entrepreneur, John Jacob Astor, established a lonely US outpost at Astoria Gough examines each of the players in this territorial drama, bringing them fully to life and vividly recounting their hardships and struggles Fortune s a River is a major historical work that reads like a wild west adventure.
    Fortune s A River The Collision of Empires in Northwest America Winner of the John Lyman Book Award for best Canadian naval and maritime historyFinalist for the Nereus Writers Trust Non fiction AwardFinalist for the Roderick Haig Brown Regional Prize BC Book Priz

    One thought on “Fortune's A River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America”

    1. Barry Gough s writing is complex and therefore a little hard to follow, but his stories are fascinating and he writes about the fur trade at least in this book he does I enjoyed this book but it is not one you can put down and pick up a few days later.

    2. I didn t finish it I guess if I were Canadian, I d have found the historical content relevant The book is scholarly and well written bad.

    3. Short of maps, which definitely would have helped but otherwise a decent enough read about the contest for the Pacific Northwest.

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