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characters Northland ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ä A uest to rediscover America’s other border―the fascinating but little known northern oneAmerica’s northern border is the world’s longest international boundary yet it remains obscure even to Americans The northern border was America’s primary border for centuries—muchAshington traveling by canoe freighter car and foot In Northland he blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region’s history with a riveting account of his travels Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain’s adventures across the Northeast; recounts the rise and fall of the timber iron and rail industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America’s fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty ninth parallel from. I really enjoyed this adventure with historical info I read along with my tablet on Google Earth to follow along and get a better feel for the territory being traveled

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Minnesota to the Pacific OceanFox who grew up the son of a boat builder in Maine’s northland packs his narrative with colorful characters Captain Meriwether Lewis railroad tycoon James J Hill Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux and extraordinary landscapes Glacier National Park the Northwest Angle Washington’s North Cascades He weaves in his encounters with residents border guards Indian activists and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today wracked by climate change water wars oil booms and border security. Northland is a book betrayed by its cover and its title tantalizing readers with the image of a solo paddler backdropped by a stand of trees and notions of a 4000 mile journey You pick it up hoping for a deep dive into the lonely landscapes of the northern US Its pages instead blend a bit of history with a superficial road trip through border country In a typical moment of bombast Fox writes I was 2500 miles from home 1500 from the Pacific It was fall again and getting cold The last miles were not going to be easy Montana Idaho and Washington are home to some of the tallest peaks on the continent scattered across remote wildernesses rainforests alluvial planes and a matrix of lake and river systems I would be driving and camping the whole way The weather forecast predicted a hard frost by the end of the week I needed to make it to the coast before the first snow my emphasisAfter this he condenses nearly half of the border country into two chapters to be explored by automobile and arm chair history with a couple of hikes for flavor Where are the remote wildernesses The alluvial planes And what's with the note of dramatic foreboding at the end This is the 21st century and automobiles have been crossing the Cascade range in style since at least the completion of Interstate 90 in 1956 Maybe Fox was worried the fog on his windshield would obscure the view of America's rich northern wilds In the end Fox put his time into reading about the history of our northern border and its communities talked with some interesting folks while on a long vacation and cruised across the country To pick all the nits even his canoe was motorized Fair considering the streams he traveled but not what was advertisedAs travel writing Northland isn't bad It just lacks depth His time at the Standing Rock pipeline protests is interesting and the Native American perspectives on the border are sometimes enlightening Would I recommend it though Nah

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NorthlandA uest to rediscover America’s other border―the fascinating but little known northern oneAmerica’s northern border is the world’s longest international boundary yet it remains obscure even to Americans The northern border was America’s primary border for centuries much of the early history of the United States took place there and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line the region even has its own name the northlandTravel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4000 miles of the border between Maine and W. As someone who has spent time in the Northeast Great Lakes and Northwest I find it intriguing to read them all grouped together as the Northland I learned a lot about the start of the Boundary Waters Most importantly the end chapter with reading intrigues the most starting with “Champlain’s Dream” And I am insanely jealous of a freighter ride across the Great Lakes If you want to learn about the US Canada border how it was defined how it has changed since 2001 and how it is now check this book out It has some beautiful passages about nature as well as concise history lessons