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Fighting for Paradise: A Military History of the Pacific Northwest
While it is in the eastern United States where most Americans identify our military history, the vast, resource-rich Pacific Northwest, stretching from Northern California through British Columbia, endured a series of battles and wars over the course of the nineteenth century that were of regional and national importance. It was here where Great Britain and the United ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 31st 2007 by Westholme Publishing
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May 16, 2015 11 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Michael R. Herrman
I was really excited to learn there was any military history of the Pacific Northwest at all. Then I read this book and discovered that 90% of it was the "Indian Wars" (more like slaughters) of the late 1800s.
It is worthwhile, but depressing to read. The most interesting part was the early age of European exploration of the Pacific Northwest...
Spain came as far north as the Straits of San Juan de Fuca, and of course Great Britain had a presence. From time to time, the British Navy would show u ...more
Excellent history of wars, battles, conflicts that took place in the Pacific Northwest. Very comprehensive, starting with the conflicts between Russia, Spain, Great Britain, and the United States during the exploring period. Great detail about the Indian Wars in the Oregon & Washington Territories during the 1850s and on.