The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California
Explore the troubled life of California's First Governor, Peter Burnett in this fascinating biography by author Gregory Nokes.
Burnett remains a controversial figure in the history of the American West. Despite building an impressive resume including being overwhelmingly elected as the first governor of California, Burnett proved unable to successfully exercise any of the power that was given to him. Though having promising credentials, Burnett was ultimately undone by his own policies.