Title Meriwether Lewis: A Biography.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition Second Impression.
Publisher Coward-McCann, New York: 1965.
Seller ID 43986X1
Meriwether Lewis was undoubtedly the greatest pathfinder the United States has ever known. The crucial expedition that he and William Clark led up the Missouri River opened up the American West and realized Thomas Jefferson's most cherished dream: an overland route across the continent. Here is a chronicle of that bold voyage, one that also probes the lesser-known aspect of Lewis' life - his youth in Virginia, his close relationship with Thomas Jefferson, his preparation for the expedition, his turbulent career as Governor of the Louisiana Territory, and his tragic and mysterious death at thirty-five. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Meriwether Clark, Exploration, Missouri River, Thomas Jefferson, United States History, Richard Dillon, American West, Explorers, William Clark, Lewis and Clark, Biography, Louisiana Territory, Yellowstone River, St. Louis, Saint Louis, Rocky Mountains, Louisiana, Sioux Indians, American Indians, Native Americans, Henry Dearborn, Frederick Bates).