Rinker Buck

Rinker Buck began his career in journalism at the Berkshire Eagle and was a longtime staff writer for the Hartford Courant. He has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Life, and many other publications, and his stories have won the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. He is the author of The Oregon Trail as well as the acclaimed memoirs Flight of Passage and First Job. He lives in northwest Connecticut.

Books in order of publication:

Flight of Passage: A True Story – 1997

If We Had Wings: The Enduring Dream of Flight – 2001

Shane Comes Home – 2005

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey – 2015

Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure – 2022

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