FUR, FORTUNE, AND EMPIRE Eric Jay Dolin Author Talk Aug. 12 at MT Hist Soc
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
By Julie Saylor
Author talk and book signing: Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America. In his new book, Eric Jay Dolin traces the dramatic rise and fall of the American fur industry, from the first Dutch encounters with the Indians to the rise of the conservation movement in the late nineteenth century. Populated by a larger-than-life cast—including Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant; President Thomas Jefferson; America’s first multimillionaire, John Jacob Astor; and mountain man Kit Carson—Fur, Fortune, and Empire is a comprehensive and compelling account of the American fur trade. For more information, visit http://www.ericjaydolin.com/.