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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His writing is beautiful and evocative. - Goodreads
Disappointing, because Egan is such a terrific writer. - Goodreads
Timothy Egan is a very consciencious writer. - Goodreads

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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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Anyone who lives in or loves Seattle/WA must read this. 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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