Peter Stark
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Peter Stark

Peter Stark is an adventure and exploration writer and historian. Born in Wisconsin, he studied English and anthropology at Dartmouth College, took a master's in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, and headed off to the remote spots of the world writing magazine articles and books. With a home base in Missoula, Montana, he and his family periodically have lived abroad for a year, most recently in a small town in Northeast Brazil.

His forthcoming book, "Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father," tells the story of a young and struggling George Washington in the Ohio wilderness of the 1750s. It will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins on May 1st, 2018.

His previous book, "Astoria," tells the gripping story of John Jacob Astor's hugely ambitious wilderness expedition to establish the first American colony on the West Coast and a global trade empire. A New York Times bestseller, it received a PEN USA literary award nomination, and has been adapted into an epic, two-part play by Portland Center Stage in Portland, Oregon. A long-time correspondent for Outside magazine, Stark's articles and essays have also appeared in Smithsonian, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Men's Journal, and many others.

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    • Astoria

    • John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
    • By: Peter Stark
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
    • Performance
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    In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Daring, greedy men take on nature and natives

    • By Pamela on 06-20-14
    • John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
    • By: Peter Stark
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 03-04-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Young Washington

    • How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father
    • By: Peter Stark
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    By weaving together Washington’s harrowing wilderness adventures and a broader historical context, Young Washington offers new insights into the dramatic years that shaped the man who shaped a nation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Stephen on 11-02-18

    Regular price: $42.20

    • Last Breath

    • The Limits of Adventure
    • By: Peter Stark
    • Narrated by: Peter Stark
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Highlights
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    In this enthralling blend of adventure and science, veteran travel and outdoor sports writer Peter Stark reenacts the dramas of what happens inside our bodies, our minds, and our souls when we push ourselves to the absolute limits of human endurance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelously well told physiological tales

    • By Terry Austin on 01-28-03

    Regular price: $19.93

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