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Author Stark, Peter, 1954- author.

Title Astoria : John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's lost Pacific empire : a story of wealth, ambition, and survival / Peter Stark.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    978.02 STA    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [316]-351) and index.
Contents The launch -- The journey -- Pacific Empire and war -- Fate of the Astorians.
Summary Documents the 1810 to 1813 expedition, financed by millionaire John Jacob Astor and encouraged by Thomas Jefferson, to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
Subject Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration.
Northwest, Pacific -- History.
Astoria (Or.) -- History.
Added Title John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's lost Pacific empire : a story of wealth, ambition, and survival
ISBN 9780062218292 : $27.99
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