The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

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Knopf, 1990 - Nature - 254 pages
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In 1853 Theodore Winthrop traveled through what has become Washington, Oregon and British Columbia to experience a land that he believed would change the character of man. Timothy Egan of The New York Times retraces Winthrop's footsteps to appraise the outcome of his prophecy. Maps.

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

I'll be visiting the Pacific Northwest next month, and this book was a great introduction to the area. (It won't be my first visit; I was in Seattle in 2003, but this upcoming visit will be more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laurie - Goodreads

"And in all that period while I was so near Nature, the great lessons of the wilderness deepened into my heart day by day, the hedges of conventionalism withered away from my horizon, and all the ... Read full review


Chapter One The Continental Heave
Chapter Two Enchanted Valley
Chapter Three Toe of the Empire

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TIMOTHY EGAN is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of five books, most recently The Worst Hard Time, which won a National Book Award for nonfiction, and was named a New York Times Editors' Choice and a New York Times Notable Book. He writes a weekly column, "Outposts," for the New York Times.

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