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The Oregon Trail

release date: Jun 07, 2016
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The Oregon Trail
Buck's epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way--in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century--tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.

Flight of Passage

release date: Mar 05, 2013
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Flight of Passage
Writer Rinker Buck looks back more than 30 years to a summer when he and his brother, at ages 15 and 17 respectively, became the youngest duo to fly across America, from New Jersey to California. Having grown up in an aviation family, the two boys bought an old Piper Cub, restored it themselves, and set out on the grand journey. Buck is a great storyteller, and once you get airborne with the boys you find yourself absorbed in a story of adventure and family drama. And Flight of Passage is also an affecting look back to the summer of 1966, when the times seemed much less cynical and adventures much more enjoyable.

First Job

release date: Aug 21, 2002
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First Job
Rinker Buck shares his experiences from his first job as a reporter for "The Berkshire Eagle" at the age of 22, analyzing the ways the position shaped his young mind and portraying his feelings and dreams.

If We Had Wings

release date: Jan 01, 2001
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If We Had Wings
An account of humankind's fascination with flight ranges from the early dreamers of the Renaissance to the moon landing and features photographs, documents, and other artifacts that provide a hands-on look at the history of aviation.

Shane Comes Home

release date: Oct 13, 2009
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Shane Comes Home
On March 21, 2003, while leading a rifle platoon into combat, Marine Lieutenant Shane Childers became the first combat fatality of the Iraq War. In this gripping, beautifully written personal history, award-winning writer Rinker Buck chronicles Shane's death and his life, exploring its meaning for his family, his fellow soldiers, and the country itself. It is the story of an intelligent, gifted soldier who embodied the soul of today's all-volunteer warrior class; of the town of Powell, Wyoming, which had taken Shane into its heart; and of the Marine detail sent to deliver the news to the Childers family and the extraordinary connection that formed between them. At once an inspiring account of commitment to the military and a moving story of family and devotion, Shane Comes Home rises above politics to capture the life of a remarkable young man who came to symbolize the heart of America during a difficult time.

Flight of Passage

release date: Jan 01, 2014
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Flight of Passage
Writer Rinker Buck looks back more than 30 years to a summer when he and his brother, at ages 15 and 17 respectively, became the youngest duo to fly across America, from New Jersey to California. Having grown up in an aviation family, the two boys bought an old Piper Cub, restored it themselves, and set out on the grand journey. Buck is a great storyteller, and once you get airborne with the boys you find yourself absorbed in a story of adventure and family drama. And Flight of Passage is also an affecting look back to the summer of 1966, when the times seemed much less cynical and adventures much more enjoyable.

The New Right's Hero is in Trouble

release date: Jan 01, 1983
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