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The troubled life of Peter Burnett

R. Gregory Nokes

The troubled life of Peter Burnett

Oregon pioneer and first Governor of California

by R. Gregory Nokes

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Legislators,
  • Frontier and pioneer life,
  • Governors,
  • Pioneers,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementR. Gregory Nokes
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF864 .N74 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 270 pages
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26959913M
    ISBN 100870719327
    ISBN 109780870719325
    LC Control Number2018002730
    OCLC/WorldCa1007036179

      R. Gregory Nokes’ new book, ‘The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California,’ will be published in May by Author: R. Gregory Nokes.   His latest book is The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California, published this year by Oregon State University Press. His earlier books are Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon in , and Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory in , both also published by OSU Press.

    Biographer R. Gregory Nokes on his book about the Oregon pioneer and first governor of California - and his racist legacy. Skip to Main Content Community Health COVID (Coronavirus) Up-to-date info from Lane County Public Health. Get this from a library! The troubled life of Peter Burnett: Oregon pioneer and first Governor of California. [R Gregory Nokes] -- "Few people in the nineteenth-century American West could boast the achievements of Peter Burnett. He helped organize the first major wagon train to the Oregon Country. He served on Oregon's first.

    But in other ways, his life chronically failed to jell. He was a quitter with some deeply ingrained bad ideas. The book title “The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett” is an apt verdict on the man. Noté /5. Retrouvez The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California et des millions de livres en stock sur Achetez neuf ou d'occasionReviews: 3.


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The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett, by R. Gregory Nokes is an intensely researched and engrossing study of the life of one somewhat forgotten man of the American West, Peter Burnett. Every reader will appreciate the author’s passion for Peter Burnett’s previously untold story and for raising so many powerful questions about humankind or human nature/5(6).

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Few people in the nineteenth-century American Wes /5. The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett is the first full-length biography of this complicated character. Historians, scholars, and general readers with an interest in Western history will welcome R.

Gregory Nokes’ accessible and deeply researched : Oregon State University Press. The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett is the first full-length biography of this complicated character.

Historians, scholars, and general readers with an interest in Western history will welcome R. Gregory Nokes’ accessible and deeply researched account. He insisted on marching to his own drum, even when it led to some terrible decisions.

A former slaveholder, he could never seem to get beyond his single-minded goal of banning blacks and other minorities from the West. The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett is the first full-length biography of this complicated : R. Gregory Nokes. The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett, by R.

Gregory Nokes (Oregon State University Press, ), is the first ever biography of this fascinating man. I heard Mr. Nokes speak to the Butte County Historical Society a couple of weeks ago, and couldn’t wait to read his book.

The Tennessee-born Burnett had lasting achievements, too. He played a pivotal role in establishing the first American governments in both Oregon and California.

The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett is the first full-length biography of this complicated character. R. Gregory Nokes, author of The Troubles Life of Peter Burnett R. Gregory Nokes is a journalist and is a competent writer but the book will appeal more to a general audience than to historians or scholars.

He did do a fair amount of research and has discovered a number of Burnett’s letters that have never been made public before.

Gregory Nokes, author of the new book The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett joined us to give us some insight into a man who was both celebrated and vilified. The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California.

Oregon State University Press, As with all of Burnett’s writing, the book is excessively wordy. He paid from his own pocket to have it published—$2, for a thousand copies. 6 The book. His latest book isThe Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California,published this year by Oregon State University Press.

His earlier books are Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon inand Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory inboth also published by OSU Press. Buy The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett by R. Gregory Nokes (author) (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

The Troubled Life Of Peter Burnett The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California is the first, full-length biography of this western explorer and California’s first governor. A former slaveholder, he could never seem to get beyond his single-minded goal of banning blacks and other minorities from the West.

Few people in the nineteenth-century American West could boast the achievements of Peter Burnett. He helped organize the first major wagon train to the Oregon Country. He served on Oregon’s first elected government and was Oregon’s first supreme court judge.

He opened a wagon road from Oregon to California. He worked with the young John Sutter to develop the new city of Sacramento. The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California (Book): Nokes, R.

Gregory: "Few people in the nineteenth-century American West could boast the achievements of Peter Burnett. He helped organize the first major wagon train to the Oregon Country.

The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California [R. Gregory Nokes]. Few people in the nineteenth-century American West could boast the achievements of Peter Burnett.

He helped organize the first major wagon train t. Burnett's "troubled" personality surfaced in his first years and reappeared on his trip up the Oregon Trail in Burnett was named wagon train captain of nearly 1, overlanders, but after a.

Troubled Life of Peter Burnett Oregon Pioneer & First Governor of California by R Gregory Nokes available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews. Few people in the nineteenth-century American West could boast the achievements of Peter Burnett.

Locating Insight for "The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett" May 9, When R. Gregory Nokes began his research for The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California - the first book-length biography of Peter Hardeman Burnett - he hoped to provide insight into the oftentimes illogical behavior of this influential, though not well remembered, historical figure.

Governor Burnett wrote a book about his conversion to Catholicism – The Path Which Led a Protestant Lawyer to the Catholic Church; On FebruBurnett signed into law the creation of the state's 27 original counties.

Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California. The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett is the first full-length biography of this complicated character. Historians, scholars, and general readers with an interest in Western history will welcome R. Gregory Nokes’ accessible and deeply researched account.The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett, by R.

Gregory Nokes is an intensely researched and engrossing study of the life of one somewhat forgotten man of the American West, Peter Burnett. Every reader will appreciate the author’s passion for Peter Burnett’s previously untold story and for raising so many powerful questions about humankind or human nature/5.The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett is the first full-length biography of this complicated character.

Historians, scholars, and general readers with an interest in Western history will welcome R. Gregory Nokes’ accessible and deeply researched date: