Astoria: Astor & Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire is what more history books should aspire to be.
It is technically an deeply-researched history book about a massive project that gets overlooked in most overviews of American history (as with so much of the era between 1812 and 1861).
But as a reader, the book is more of a riveting adventure tale. It’s one of those stories from history that falls into the “you can’t make this up” bucket.[Read more…] about Astoria by Peter Stark Book Review