Peter Stark

Clip of the Week
7:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Clip of the Week: Conflict Between Trappers and Blackfeet

In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent.

Listen as Peter Stark describes how the killing of a Blackfoot man by the Lewis and Clark expedition came back to haunt later fur trappers.

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Historical Nonfiction
12:11 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Peter Stark Revives Tales of Lost Pacific Empire

ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire

Peter Stark talks about and reads from ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival.

About the Book:

In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent.

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