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  - nmele - LibraryThing

An excellent set of articles about the Pacific Northwest by an excellent writer and researcher. Almost two decades have passed since Egan wrote this, and an update would be not only useful but much ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shirezu - LibraryThing

This book is one of the most depressing books I've read in a long time. In this book Egan set out to follow in the footsteps of Theodore Winthrop, a 19th century American writer and traveller, who ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter One The Continental Heave
13
Chapter Two Enchanted Valley
32
Chapter Three Toe of the Empire
57
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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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