'Eminent Oregonians' wins praise, readers
Since publication one year ago, Eminent Oregonians: Three Who Matter has connected with readers across Oregon. "An inspiring and moving account of three people who helped create modern Oregon," wrote Nicholas Kristof.
"If you're looking to learn some history you may not have been taught in school, Eminent Oregonians: Three Who Matter should be your next read," wrote Sienna Riley of the Eugene Weekly.
The icon Abigail Scott Duniway, the iconoclast Richard Neuberger and the abolitionist Jesse Applegate are the book's subjects.
Best-selling novelist Jane Kirkpatrick gives us Duniway, journalist Steve Forrester gives us Neuberger and historian R. Gregory Nokes gives us Applegate.
Each chapter evokes desperate risks, heartbreak and accomplishment. The book's editor Steve Forrester sought Jane Kirkpatrick "because I wanted to give readers the human in full profile." Forrester was drawn to Nokes "because of his startling works, Murdered For Gold and Breaking Chains: Slavery in Oregon." And Neuberger has been Forrester's fascination for 40 years.
As a literary whole, the subjects of this book open a window on where modern Oregon came from. Eminent Oregonians has entered the collections of libraries from North Plains to Klamath County.
Eminent Oregonians is available at select local bookstores. It can also be purchased online on Amazon or go to www.eomediagroup.com/books/eminent_oregonians
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