Shadow on the Plains Author:Alice Wheeler Greve Of the Old Oregon Trail the diaries, reminiscences and fact records are almost countless, but scant is the fiction dealing with this great pioneer thoroughfare. The significant novels about it can be numbered on the fingers of one's hand, beginning in 1859 with Captain Gray's Company. — Here is one of the very best of those few romances, one to ... more »read, to enjoy, to remember. Shadow on the Plains is in no sense a tedious narrative with a whole lot of history and only a slender, obvious story. It is first of all good fiction, an exciting account. 272 pages of dramatic and vivid reading. Then it pleases with its authentic background, handled by an author who knows what the long, long road was like in 1847.
The Centennial Year of the Oregon Trail --1943-- did not give us a novel. Here it is a year afterwards, and well worth waiting for.« less