Francis Parkman

Francis Parkman

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francis Parkman was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as history and especially as literature, although the biases of his work have met with criticism. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and the first leader of the Arnold Arboretum, and author of several books on the topic. Parkman was born in Boston, Massachusetts to the Reverend Francis Parkman Sr. and Caroline Parkman. The senior Parkman was minister of the Unitarian New North Church in Boston from 1813 to 1849. As a young boy, "Frank" Parkman was found to be of poor health, and was sent to live with his maternal grandfather, who owned a 3,000-acre tract of wilderness in nearby Medford, Massachusetts, in the hopes that a more rustic lifestyle would make him more sturdyshow more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 349g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135666932
  • 9786135666939