Fur, Fortune, and Empire

The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America

By Eric Jay Dolin
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393067101, 442pp.)

Publication Date: July 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2010 Indie Notables
“Dolin guides readers through over 200 years of man's quest for incredibly valuable animal pelts. Much of the tale is surprisingly nautical, as Old World powers vie for control of the abundant resources of the New World. Dolin's book seamlessly connects the economic, cultural, and geographical threads of the fur trade. His overview of this key era is beautifully written. Shipboard scoundrels, mountain men, Indian captives, ruthless capitalists, even victims of grizzly bears - this superb history has it all!”
-- Christopher Rose, Andover Bookstore, Andover, MA


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A Seattle Times selection for one of Best Non-Fiction Books of 2010 Winner of the New England Historial Association's 2010 James P. Hanlan Award Winner of the Outdoor Writers Association of America 2011 Excellence in Craft Award, Book Division, First Place "A compelling and well-annotated tale of greed, slaughter and geopolitics." Los Angeles Times From the best-selling author of Leviathan comes this sweeping narrative of one of America's most historically rich industries."
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