Book Discussion on Astoria

Peter Stark, correspondent for Outside magazine, talked about his book, Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific… read more

Peter Stark, correspondent for Outside magazine, talked about his book, Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire - A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival, in which he recalls the partnership between business magnate John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson to create a colony on the Pacific coast in the early 19th century. The settlement, dubbed Astoria, had a short existence at the mouth of the Columbia River in present day Oregon. In his book, the author reports that Astor envisioned the settlement as a central trading post on the West Coast and Jefferson imagined a separate democratic state in the West that would eventually spread eastward and reach the rest of the country. Peter Stark spoke at Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon. close

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Book Discussion on Astoria

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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Mar 23, 2014
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Apr 28, 2014

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