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To build a ship

Author: Don Berry
Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st OSU Press edView all editions and formats
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"In To Build a Ship, Don Berry explores the extent to which a man can betray himself and his morality for a dream or an obsession. It's the story of a handful of settlers who take up land in the fertile Tillamook Bay Valley in the early 1850s - defiant dreamers battling the wilderness. With impenetrable mountains at their backs and the open sea as their sole road to trade, they are suddenly isolated from the outside  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Western stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berry, Don.
To build a ship.
Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)646050707
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Berry
ISBN: 0870710400 9780870710407
OCLC Number: 54974641
Description: 203 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Don Berry ; introduction by Jeff Baker.

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"In To Build a Ship, Don Berry explores the extent to which a man can betray himself and his morality for a dream or an obsession. It's the story of a handful of settlers who take up land in the fertile Tillamook Bay Valley in the early 1850s - defiant dreamers battling the wilderness. With impenetrable mountains at their backs and the open sea as their sole road to trade, they are suddenly isolated from the outside world when the only captain willing to enter their harbor dies. With the survival of their new settlement threatened, they decide to build their own schooner." "At first the challenge brings out the best in the men, but soon the tensions inherent in this monumental task engulf them. Obstacles accumulate and complications mount: a death, a murder trial, trouble with restive Indians, and finally a travesty of justice. Excitement, shock, and drama mark this story of men pushed to the point of madness as they see the Morning Star of Tillamook slowly take shape on the wild Pacific shore."--Jacket.

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