Peter Stark

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Astoria: John Jacob Astor a...

4.01 avg rating — 6,429 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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Last Breath: Cautionary Tal...

3.97 avg rating — 430 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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The Last Empty Places: A Pa...

3.75 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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3.62 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Young Washington: How Wilde...

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Ring of Ice: True Tales of ...

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Driving to Greenland

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“But he lacked a sense of urgency at key periods, and lacked a firm hand when one was sometimes called for. His greatest strength may have proved his greatest flaw—one that finally sunk John Jacob Astor’s West Coast empire. Wilson Price Hunt vastly preferred cooperation to confrontation.”
Peter Stark, Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival

“I view [your undertaking],” Jefferson would write to Astor, “as the germ of a great, free and independent empire on that side of our continent, and that liberty and self-government spreading from that side as well as this side, will ensure their complete establishment over the whole.”
Peter Stark, Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival

“[T]his is the land of liberty and equality, where a man sees and feels that he is a man merely, and that he can no longer exist, [except if] he can himself procure the means of support. —Robert Stuart, journal postscript for October 13, 1812, while starving in today’s Wyoming, shortly before discovering the South Pass”
Peter Stark, Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival

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