Oregon State University Press
For fifty years, Oregon State University Press has been publishing exceptional books about the Pacific Northwest—its people and landscapes, its flora and fauna, its history and cultural heritage. The Press has played a vital role in the region’s literary life, providing readers with a better understanding of what it means to be an Oregonian. Today, Oregon State University Press publishes distinguished books in several academic areas from environmental history and natural resource management to indigenous studies.
Above the Clearwater
Living on Stolen Land
Up All Night
Now Go Home
Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw
A Life of Exploration
A Life in the Interior West
Waging War on the Home Front
An Illustrated Memoir of World War II
To Build a Ship
In To Build a Ship, Don Berry explores the extent to which a man can betray himself and his morality for a dream or an obsession. It's the story of a handful of settlers who take up land in the fertile Tillamook Bay Valley in the early 1850s-defiant dreamers battling the wilderness. With impenetrable mountains at their backs and the open sea as their sole road to trade, they are suddenly isolated from the outside world when the only captain willing to enter their harbor dies. With the survival of their new settlement threatened, they decide to build their own schooner.
At first the challenge brings out the best in the men, but soon the tensions inherent in this monumental task engulf them. Obstacles accumulate and complications mount: a death, a murder trial, trouble with restive Indians, and finally a travesty of justice. Excitement, shock, and gripping drama mark this story of men pushed to the point of madness as they see the Morning Star of Tillamook slowly take shape on the wild Pacific shore.
Don Berry's three novels about the Oregon Territory — Trask, Moontrap, and To Build a Ship — are as rich and compelling today as when they were first published more than 40 years ago. The new OSU Press editions of these books include an introduction by Jeff Baker, book critic for The Oregonian.
Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States
Natural Enemy, Natural Ally
Toward An Environmental History of War
Tongass, Second Edition
Pulp Politics and the Fight for the Alaska Rain Forest
Birds of Washington
Status and Distribution
Geospatial Tools for Marine Science, Conservation, and Management in the Pacific Northwest
Sandal and the Cave, The
The Indians of Oregon
Architecture in Colonial America
Work, Welfare, and Politics
Confronting Poverty in the Wake of Welfare Reform
Best Essays NW
An Oregon Pioneer Family’s History and Lore
Growth, Loss, and Renewal
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