The Fields of Eden by Richard S. Wheeler

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In the mid-1840s, the trails west from the Missouri frontier were clogged with pioneers searching for a new life in a remote land they thought was another Eden.

In The Fields of Eden Richard S. Wheeler shows us a handful of these emigrants who arrived at the gates of Arcadia at a time when the British Hudson's Bay Company controlled the Oregon country and resisted every American effort to push the republic’s boundaries to the Pacific.

This is a story of people who fought to overcome their shattered dreams and made possible the settlement of Old Oregon.

About Richard S. Wheeler

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Richard S.Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings. Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch.
Published November 4, 2010 by Forge Books. 394 pages
Genres: History, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The ones we meet here are Wheeler’s usual baker’s dozen: the immigrant O’Malleys (who are fleeing the potato famine and British oppression), the opportunist Abel Brownell (who can scent the opportunity for a quick profit a thousand miles off), the idealistic missionary Jasper Constable, and the f...

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In a third sweeping historical soap opera (after Second Lives and Aftershocks), Wheeler follows the adventures of nine people struggling to survive in the wilds of rugged Oregon Territory in the 1840s.

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