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John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer by Nancy Leek
The life and deeds of the early politician, rancher, general, and founder of Chico, California 

Nancy Leek’s new biography of California pioneer John Bidwell helps to fill the constant and on-going need for good local history books suitable for young readers. In clear, engaging, and accessible prose, Leek tells the exciting story of Bidwell, who helped organize the first overland covered wagon train of American settlers bound for the Golden State, thus blazing the celebrated California Trail. Arriving at Sutter’s Fort in 1841, Bidwell went on to serve in the Bear Flag Revolt, fight in the Mexican War, discover gold on the Feather River, win election to Congress during the Civil War, and run for President of the United States in 1892. All this, and more, is covered by Leek in a well-written work that will make a welcome addition to any California classroom. A terrific selection for budding young California historians!—Dr. Michael F. Magliari, California State University, Chico

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