Book Reviews of Independence! (Wagons West, Bk 1)

Independence! (Wagons West, Bk 1)
Independence - Wagons West, Bk 1
Author: Dana Fuller Ross
ISBN-13: 9780553147735
ISBN-10: 0553147730
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 432
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
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The beginning of the saga of the first wagon train traveling to Oregon...

This is the first book in a series by Dana Fuller Ross..
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a wonder series!!! I have the first 4 listed. there are many more that follow. Starting with the wagon trains and progress that follows. Really great books........
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This is the story of proud and strong family's and indiviuals in a wagon train going west to Oregon. Dana Ross puts you right into story that makes you feel like you are part of the wagon train too.
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First in the Wagons West series by Dana Fuller Ross. Story of the men and women caught up in the great adventure of the settling of the West.
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Very good--I really got into this book and couldn't wait to read the rest from the series.
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From Library Journal
The road west in 1837 is a long and arduous one, but under the bold and skillfull leadership of wagonmaster Sam Brentwood, it becomes an exciting and rewarding adventure. Independence! is the first of 13 titles in Ross's "Wagons West" series. It tells the story of courageous men and women who leave their Long Island homes and head west to Missouri. Upon arrival, some of the pioneers, led by Brentwood and a refined New Haven widow named Claudia Humphries, decide to continue onward to unclaimed Oregon Territory. The wagon train, under secret orders from President Jackson to arrive before settlers from England and Russia, attempts to bring the Pacific Northwest under the American flag. The spirited narration by Tom Morgan helps to make the journey a true adventure for listeners. A solid purchase for any public library.
- Gretchen Browne, Rockville Centre P.L., N.Y.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I enjoyed the book very much. It seemed like it would be an actual experience.
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Love this book. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
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1837 - A dauntless band of pioneering men and women set out from Long Island and headed west to Independence, Missouri. Their mission--to win the rich Oregon territory for America.
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My paperback edition is 1979, 3rd printing.
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Book # 1 in The Wagons West series. Start at the very beginning! Great series.
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Loved it! Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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The sweeping saga of the proud passionate men and women caught up in the great adventure of America's westward drive.
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1837 - A dauntless band of pioneering men and women set out from Long Island and headed west to Independence, Missouri. Their mission-to win the rich Oregon territory for America. This is their story, a stirring saga of triumph and tragedy, of love and loss, of adventure and romance, of a future glittering with the brave hope of a new land.
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1st book in a great series.
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First in a major series. From Library Journal
The road west in 1837 is a long and arduous one, but under the bold and skillfull leadership of wagonmaster Sam Brentwood, it becomes an exciting and rewarding adventure. Independence! is the first of 13 titles in Ross's "Wagons West" series. It tells the story of courageous men and women who leave their Long Island homes and head west to Missouri. Upon arrival, some of the pioneers, led by Brentwood and a refined New Haven widow named Claudia Humphries, decide to continue onward to unclaimed Oregon Territory. The wagon train, under secret orders from President Jackson to arrive before settlers from England and Russia, attempts to bring the Pacific Northwest under the American flag.
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I really enjoyed this book. I love to read about how our nation was settled and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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The first book in the series.
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I read the entire series when I was in junior high and couldn't put them down. I loved them.
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This is the first in a great series about the growth of the US.
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loved it!
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Very much enjoyed this first of the series and will be going through them all over time. Nice to read about these Pioneers. The only thing that sometimes irritates me is the attitudes of the women sometimes as if they're pioneer feminists all ticked off and don't need a man. Ah well.
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I have the book Wagon West[Independence] it was very good. The book it was in good condition. I thank the person who send to me.
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this is the first of a 5 book series " Independence" The other 4 are Nebraska,Wyoming,Oregon,& Texas
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This is a series of books about the wagon trains moving west from Missouri. Afictional story is wolven around the history of the time.