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Author Ridley, Scott.

Title Morning of fire : John Kendrick's daring American odyssey in the Pacific / Scott Ridley.

Imprint New York : William Morrow, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    917.95 RID    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 452 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-444) and index.
Contents Prologue: Morning of fire -- pt. I. The journey outward. Out of a time of great peril -- Passage to the underworld -- Spain's frontier -- Refuge -- Halting the incursion -- pt. II. Infinite wilderness. Nootka -- Seizure -- The golden fleece -- Divided dreams -- A place of skulls -- pt. III. Odyssey. Volatile paradise -- House of cards -- Columbia's homecoming -- An American presence -- Long-awaited return -- pt. IV. Edge of empire. A soft war -- Survival and seduction -- A rising tide -- Possession -- Last season -- The fire's reach -- Epilogue: Legacy for a new nation.
Subject Kendrick, John, ca. 1740-1794 -- Travel -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Explorers -- United States -- Biography.
Fur trade -- Northwest, Pacific -- History -- 18th century.
Voyages to the Pacific coast.
Northwest, Pacific -- Description and travel.
Northwest Coast of North America -- Description and travel.
United States -- Relations -- Spain.
Spain -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Relations -- United States.
ISBN 0061700193 (trade pbk.)
9780061700125 (hc.)
0061700126 (hc.)
9780061700194 (trade pbk.)

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