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by John Francis McDermott,Richard Batman,Washington Irving

Free eBook A Tour on the Prairies (The Western Frontier Library Series) download ISBN: 0806119586
Author: John Francis McDermott,Richard Batman,Washington Irving
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; 59772nd edition (October 15, 1985)
Language: English
Pages: 258
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Americas
Size MP3: 1887 mb
Size FLAC: 1416 mb
Rating: 4.1
Format: azw lit mbr docx


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The Western Frontier Library Series. University of Oklahoma Press. As with any good story, he may have stretched the truth here, changed the timing of events there, but overall it dovetails with the journals of his companions. He may know why he felt compelled in the footnotes to tell us what was going to happen in the next chapter or later on, but I don't. I found this fascinating and difficult at times to read.

Series Title: Western Frontier Library. Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press.

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In 1832, Washington Irving, recently returned from seventeen years’ residence abroad and eager to explore his own country, embarked on an expedition to the country west of Arkansas set aside for the Indians. A Tour on the Prairies is his absorbing account of that journey, which extended from Fort Gibson to the Cross Timbers in what is now Oklahoma. First published in 1835, it has remained a perennial favorite, retaining its original freshness, vigor, and vividness to this day.

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Ger
I like reading about the Old West. Time Life has rewritten a great classic by the legendary writer Washington Irving. The 335 page book read great with no boring parts.

We see Irving and a group on a 10 week excursion into the far mid west then ( Oklahoma). We see the vivid description of rivers, plains and forests. Also great descriptions of life of US Army rangers who traveled with the group. We see an inexperienced young count who gets temporarily lost, a half breed, and a boastful little Frenchman. The reader learns about the Indians, hunting especially Buffalo hunting in the region.

This book became an ultimate classic of the Old West and further propelled Irving as one of America's great writers. Anyone interest in life on the prairie in the Old West, Indians, wildlife and great scenery description will like this book. 5 stars
Ballalune
This little book is a treasure. It is an enjoyable read. Mr. Irving's account of his travels in Oklahoma in the early 1800's is quite delightful, of course, being from Oklahoma makes it even more so.
Mysterious Wrench
Washington Irving touring the area where I live before statehood. This is a journal but the flow of language is unmistakably that of an accomplished author. The pictures painted of Native Americans and settlers in the area, as well as the description of the country where the buffalo roamed is especially well done and the misstreatment of Osage, Creek, and other tribes in the area did not go unnoticed by the author. Good reading!
lubov
This was a great book with all of its stories and hardships the group went through during their travels to the west. Is a great read!!
Malahelm
This short travelogue is amazing -- not just for what was seen and written down, but because this is one of the early American publications that fashioned our ideas about the American West. The writing is easy to read and doesn't use too many archaic words. Read it, revisit the source for early West experiences, and see how its ideas have continued to influence literature, Hollywood, and our own deeply embedded understanding.
Dawncrusher
My review is of the Kindle version of this book, and the low rating applies solely to that. While the book itself provides a fascinating look at what life was like in the 1830s in the undeveloped area that is now Oklahoma -- where I live -- this conversion to an e-book is completely unacceptable. The reader has to take everything in context and consider the basic shapes of words rather than individual letters in words to make sense of each sentence. My best guess is that someone scanned the pages of the actual book into a program that read them as digital images and then tried to convert them back into words. It failed horribly.

But because I was so interested in the topic and was about to attend the "A Day with Washington Irving" re-enactment at the Keystone Ancient Forest near Sand Springs, Okla. -- an area through which the group documented in this book traveled -- I plowed through the text anyway. Having the background was a great help to me as I walked through the Cross Timbers forest and witnessed re-enactors discussing the events and personalities of the trip.

I found it especially enlightening to read how Irving described and referred to Indians -- those traveling with his group and those who lived in the territory his group was crossing. He routinely talked about them as "savages" and "half-breeds," even as he talked admiringly of their skills and knowledge. I imagine that the widespread reading of his book by Americans of his day contributed greatly to the stereotypes of and prejudices against American Indians that were perpetuated in this country.

Irving spends a great deal of time in the book relating the hunts -- of deer, buffalo, turkeys and even wild horses -- that his group pursued. I'm a wildlife rehabber and a soft-hearted vegetarian, so these depictions were not easy to read. At one point Irving even expressed remorse himself at having shot a buffalo. It was severely wounded but not dead, and before he put it out of its misery, he felt guilty for having harmed the animal, which he considered magnificent in its size, strength and majesty.

If you're going to read the book, go ahead and get the print version -- not this e-edition. The mangled text makes it too hard to read.
Chi
Very interesting book
Irving is a good author but a little shy on the details. He writes as a tourist on a trip which is a refreshing point of view