Jack Nisbet | The Dreamer and the Doctor

When John and Carrie Leiberg homesteaded on the south end of Lake Pend Oreille in the mid-1880s, he was a prospector and she had an infant son to raise. Over the next two decades, his skills as a naturalist and hers as a trained physician led them through a series of adventures that outstripped their wildest dreams. Join author Jack Nisbet for a slide show that explores how their benchmark work fits into the context of the Idaho Panhandle of that time, and how their story resonates through to issues we still grapple with today.

Jack Nisbet is the author of several collections of essays that explore the human and natural history of the Northwest, as well as award-winning biographies of cartographer David Thompson and naturalist David Douglas. He lives and works in Spokane. Nisbet’s most recent project, The Dreamer and the Doctor, follows the adventures of prospector and plant lover John Leiberg and his physician wife Carrie through northern Idaho the greater Northwest at the end of the nineteenth century.

For more information visit www.jacknisbet.com


Event date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
BookPeople of Moscow
521 S Main
Moscow, ID 83843
The Dreamer and the Doctor: A Forest Lover and a Physician on the Edge of the Frontier Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632172020
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 23rd, 2018

In the turn-of-the-twentieth-century Northwest, the lives and passions of an American physician and her Swedish naturalist husband helped shape a territory on the cusp of change--from the author of Sources of the River and The Collector.