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review ´ Astoria: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Tale of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier ´ In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Skeletons in the Zahara Astoria is the thrilling true adventure tale of the 1810 Astor ExpIn the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Skeletons in the Zahara Astoria is the thrilling true adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition an epic now forgotten three year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast Peter Stark offers a harrowing saga in which a band of explorers battled nature starvation and madness to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest and opened up what would become the Oregon trail permanently altering the nation's landscape and its global standingSix years after Lewis and Clark's be. Fate can be

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O 1813 Astoria is a tale of high adventure and incredible hardship in the wilderness and at sea Of the than one hundred forty members of the two advance parties that reached the West Coast one crossing the Rockies the other rounding Cape Horn nearly half perished by violence Others went mad Within one year the expedition successfully established Fort Astoria a trading post on the Columbia River Though the colony would be short lived it opened provincial American eyes to the potential of the Western coast and its founders helped blaze the Oregon Tra. Astoria is a

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Astoria Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire A Tale of Ambition and Survival on the Early American FrontierGan their journey to the Pacific Northwest two of the Eastern establishment's leading figures John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson turned their sights to founding a colony akin to Jamestown on the West Coast and transforming the nation into a Pacific trading power Author and correspondent for Outside magazine Peter Stark recreates this pivotal moment in American history for the first time for modern readers drawing on original source material to tell the amazing true story of the Astor ExpeditionUnfolding over the course of three years from 1810 t. In many ways