• The Fur Trade Gamble

  • North West Company on the Pacific Slope, 1800-1820
  • By: Lloyd Keith, John C. Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-14-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In an era of grand risk, fur moguls vied to command the northwest and China markets, gambling lives and capital on the price of beaver pelts, purchases of ships and trade goods, international commerce laws, and the effects of war.
©2016 Board of Regents of Washington State University (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah Moon on 07-09-17

Very Interesting History

What made the experience of listening to The Fur Trade Gamble the most enjoyable?

So much of the history came from the traders logs as well as the documentation of the fur trader companies. It was amazing the companies stayed in business as little money was made.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fur Trade Gamble?

There was a census made of the number of people that lived in the fort I believe it was and there were X number of white men, X number of native and the women who of course belonged to the fort.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I wish the narrator had taken the time to learn to pronounce the names of the States, rivers, Indian tribes, etc of the Pacific North West before he read the book. I did not realize how much mispronouncing Oregon got on my nerves until this book.

Any additional comments?

Although the narrator was not ready to do this book the information is interesting. I love the history of my region and there were things I was not aware of. Although we all learned of Lewis and Clark and we knew fur trading was an important source of income, I did not realize just how many lives were lost in the process nor how much it factored into the settlement of the region. Even though I live in the town of Beaverton, I never think of the fur trade having been here.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michor M. Gentemann on 12-15-17

PNW History

great in depth look at tha mountain men and lots of colorful interesting stories. fun

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