î The Pioneers Go West || ↠ PDF Read by ↠ George R. Stewart

By George R. Stewart | Comments: ( 620 ) | Date: ( May 29, 2020 )

In the spring of 1844, eleven covered wagons set off from Council Bluffs, Iowa, and headed west toward California On the long and arduous journey, the pioneers had dangerous encounters with Indians and buffalo They endured inclement weather and difficult terrain, near starvation and disaster But, miraculously, they survived Based on the journal of a seventeen year oldIn the spring of 1844, eleven covered wagons set off from Council Bluffs, Iowa, and headed west toward California On the long and arduous journey, the pioneers had dangerous encounters with Indians and buffalo They endured inclement weather and difficult terrain, near starvation and disaster But, miraculously, they survived Based on the journal of a seventeen year old boy who rode in that caravan to Sacramento, here is a gripping firsthand account of the opening up of the American West.


  • Title: The Pioneers Go West
  • Author: George R. Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780394891804
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

George R. Stewart

George Rippey Stewart was an American toponymist, a novelist, and a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley He is best known for his only science fiction novel Earth Abides 1949 , a post apocalyptic novel, for which he won the first International Fantasy Award in 1951 It was dramatized on radio s Escape and inspired Stephen King s The Stand.His 1941 novel Storm, featuring as its protagonist a Pacific storm called Maria, prompted the National Weather Service to use personal names to designate storms and inspired Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe to write the song They Call the Wind Maria for their 1951 musical Paint Your Wagon Storm was dramatized as A Storm Called Maria on a 1959 episode of ABC s Disneyland Two other novels, Ordeal by Hunger 1936 and book show 1 1948 also evoked environmental catastrophes.Stewart was a founding member of the American Name Society in 1956 57, and he once served as an expert witness in a murder trial as a specialist in family names His best known academic work is Names on the Land A Historical Account of Place Naming in the United States 1945 reprinted, New York Review Books, 2008 He wrote three other books on place names, A Concise Dictionary of American Place Names 1970 , Names on the Globe 1975 , and American Given Names 1979 His scholarly works on the poetic meter of ballads published under the name George R Stewart, Jr , beginning with his 1922 Ph.D dissertation at Columbia, remain important in their field.His 1959 book Pickett s Charge is a detailed history of the final attack at Gettysburg.



Comments The Pioneers Go West

  • Matthew

    This book was interesting in that it is sold as fiction, but has supposed truth elements. Most of the book I believe is conjecture as the original manuscripts it is based on were lost due to fire. A good story and indicative of other pioneer adventures, but a little too juvenile in nature.


  • Betsy

    Very simplified story of the first wagon train to successfully make it to California but fascinating for my 8 year old. The author used Mose's actual journal in writing the book, so it sounds accurate. It makes me want to read the original journal!


  • Lynn Spencer

    I read this one with one of my little cousins. It's not a bad book, but there's just a lot more telling than showing. When I was about 10 or 11, I probably would have liked it more because the information on frontier travel was interesting.


  • Bhg

    "Any pre-adolescent who has not feasted on them has been cheated." Dr. Henry F. Graff, Associate Professor of History, Columbia University, in The New York Times "One of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling children's book series ever published." - The New York Times"They are ideal teaching aids since they present authentic information on American history in such vivid and realistic manner that boys and girls will read the books voluntarily." Bulletin of the National Association of Second [...]


  • Hosanna

    This book was nothing like I expected. It was a good non-fiction book with information on the first wagon team that made it to California. However, because it was non-fiction, I didn't feel very involved in the story or the characters and their trials. George R. Stewart did a good job in his investigation and studying on the subject.


  • Taylor

    my teacher is reading it to us, so far so good!


  • Jordan

    great so far .teacher is reading 2 us.


  • Mckinley

    I appreciated the realistic and historic aspect. I wasn't the captivated by the actual story.


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