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Isaac I. Stevens [Revised Edition]

Young Man in a Hurry

Kent D. Richards


Reissued with a new preface, this definitive biography of Washington Territory’s controversial first governor continues to be an essential work about early history in Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana.

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Washington Territory’s first governor remains as controversial today as he was to his frontier contemporaries during the Pacific Northwest’s most turbulent era—the mid-1850s. Indian wars, martial law, and bitter political disputes, as well as the establishment of a new, sound governmental system, characterized Isaac I. Stevens’s years as governor (1853-1857). Richard’s definitive biography is one of the essential works on the history of early Washington, as well as of northern Idaho and western Montana, which in the 1850s were included in Washington Territory. This revised edition offers a new preface.

Illustrations / maps / notes / bibliography / index / 468 pages (2016)

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Dimensions 6 x 9 in