Rinker Buck has... gone off on a totally ridiculous journey just for the hell of it. The good news is that he left a book behind so the rest of us can follow him.
Why I love it
Rinker Buck has done what I have long dreamed of doing: he's gone off on a totally ridiculous journey just for the hell of it. The good news is that he left a book behind so the rest of us can follow him.
Buck's journey is more ridiculous than most, crossing the two thousand miles of the Oregon Trail from Missouri to the Pacific Coast, a route that was once traversed by 400,000 pioneers in search ...
"An unusual story by a very unusual man who decided in middle age to travel the historic Oregon trail in a covered wagon pulled by mules. It was by turns touching, amusing, and thoughtful."
"funny, thought provoking, a story of people discovering so much about themselves."
Grove City, OH
"As a history teacher, I've always loved the Oregon Trail. This book is more than just a travel over land; it's an exploration of the people who live there now. "
Winston salem, NC
"This book is a hilarious and fascinating take at American history in the west. This book gave me faith in this country when I needed it the most, and I cannot recommend it more."
Rancho Murieta, CA
"Interesting parallels between the economy of 19th century America and what we are experiencing today. This book put a smile on my face with every chapter. It is raw and relatable, a real treat!"
"I love Larry McMurtry and John Steinbeck, and this author's narrative voice felt like a comforting mix of both. Definitely nerd-out status; skip if you aren't a history buff."
"If you love memoirs and American history, then read this book!!! It's brave, adventurous, and made me fall in love with my country all over again. "
Iowa City, IA
South Jordan, UT