Jack Nisbet: The Dreamer and the Doctor

Please join us in welcoming, once again, the talented Jack Nisbet!


About "The Dreamer and the Doctor":


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.


Dr. Carrie Leiberg, a pioneer physician, fought hard for public health while nurturing both a troubled son and a fruit orchard. Her husband, John Leiberg, was a Swedish immigrant and self-taught naturalist who transformed himself from pickax Idaho prospector to special field agent for the US Forest Commission and warned Washington DC of ecological devastation of public lands. The Leiberg story opens a window into the human and natural landscape of a century past that reflects all the thorny issues of our present time.


About Jack Nisbet: 


Jack Nisbet is a historian, teacher, and author who focuses on the intersection of human history and natural history in the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of the highly regarded Sources of the River, for which he was awarded the Murray Morgan Prize by the Washington State Historical Society.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
The Dreamer and the Doctor: A Forest Lover and a Physician on the Edge of the Frontier Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632172020
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.