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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Eric Jay Dolin's history of the fur trade honored in the west

featured in best books listFur, Fortune, and Empire

New West's list of 25 Best Books in the West, 2010, features highly recommended books either set in the West, or written by someone who lives there. Most of the books on the list are fiction.

The reviewer says:  "Eric Jay Dolin’s Fur, Fortune and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America (W.W. Norton & Company, 442 pages, $29.95) explores how American expansion into the West was fueled by the fur trade. Packed with intriguing anecdotes, Fur, Fortune and Empire serves as a fur-focused refresher course on American history that will have readers reconsidering the powerful role the fur trade played in swaying our nation’s history."

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