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.

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Two Paths Toward Sustainable Forests

Public Values in Canada and the United States

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Eva Emery Dye

Romance with the West

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Above the Clearwater

Living on Stolen Land

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Up All Night

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Now Go Home

Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw

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Trask

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Bradford Washburn

A Life of Exploration

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Troubled Intimacies

A Life in the Interior West

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Waging War on the Home Front

An Illustrated Memoir of World War II

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Moontrap

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To Build a Ship

Oregon State University Press

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.

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Natural Enemy, Natural Ally

Toward An Environmental History of War

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Tongass, Second Edition

Pulp Politics and the Fight for the Alaska Rain Forest

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Birds of Washington

Status and Distribution

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Place Matters

Geospatial Tools for Marine Science, Conservation, and Management in the Pacific Northwest

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Sandal and the Cave, The

The Indians of Oregon

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Work, Welfare, and Politics

Confronting Poverty in the Wake of Welfare Reform

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Best Essays NW

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