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Citadel of the Spirit: Oregon's Sesquicentennial Anthology

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Nestucca Spit Press is proud to present its latest release, Citadel of the Spirit: Oregon’s Sesquicentennial Anthology, in commemoration of Oregon’s 150th birthday.

The book contains 63 original essays by many of the state’s finest writers and 61 excerpts from primary documents related to Oregon history. The title derives from a quote by Ken Kesey, “Oregon is the citadel of
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Published February 2009 by Nestucca Spit Press
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Chris Bushman
Apr 04, 2013 Chris Bushman rated it really liked it
Full disclosure: Matt is an old runnin' buddy of mine so I am biased. However...

This really is a terrific read for any Oregonian or anyone interested in the state. The content is in no way stodgy or academic, the essay topics are very diverse and fresh, well-written by an unbelievable cross-section of writers running the gamut from well-known to very-obscure.

I read most of this on a long winter weekend at a fabulous beach house in Manzanita but it would also make a terrific bathroom book that y
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Jane
Jan 26, 2010 Jane rated it really liked it

I am so looking forward to this compilation of all kinds of wonderful words about my Oregon home.
Jocelyn
Sep 23, 2013 Jocelyn rated it it was amazing
A fantastic and unique compilation that every Oregonian should read.
jeremy
Mar 02, 2010 jeremy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: oregon-pnw, essays
citadel of the spirit is 500 pages of pure oregon; organic, craft brewed, old growth beaver state goodness. edited by matt love and published by his nestucca spit press to celebrate the state's 2009 sesquicentennial, this anthology is a veritable who's who and what's what of oregon past & present. over five dozen essays by oregon writers are commingled with the documents, speeches, and proclamations that helped shape our state's history. this "literary equivalent of a mix tape" is a journey ...more
John Orman
Feb 26, 2014 John Orman rated it really liked it
This big book is a happy birthday card to the state of Oregon on its one hundred fiftieth anniversary.

Many disparate stories and documents here--I liked reading these:

Portland Baseball

A Bigfoot Sighting

A Resolution Honoring Steve Prefontaine by the Oregon Legislature

Next Year I Think I will Train--A memoir of running the Hood to Coast Relay, by Heidi Swift

An Ale Tale, by Bryan Doyle, about the "best ale ever."

An Article on the Tsunami that Struck Oregon

An Article on the Civil War Football Game
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