Author Talk- Rinker Buck, “The Oregon Trail”
Time: 4:00 pm
Recently named to Amazon’s Top 20 Best Books of the Year, Rinker Buck’s The Oregon Trail is an epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way– in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn’t been attempted in a century. The author is no stranger to grand adventures. His first travel narrative, Flight of Passage, was hailed by The New Yorker as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trail he brings the most important route in American history back to vibrant life, chronicling the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. At once a majestic journey across the West, a significant work of history, and a moving personal saga, The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.