MERIWETHER LEWIS by Charles Morrow Wilson

MERIWETHER LEWIS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Rattling good tale for he-man reading, and of prime importance for a clearer understanding of a little known phase of our expanding frontier. Written as exciting adventure, colorful, vigorous, and tremendously vivid. Following the story of Lewis' early life, his friendship with Jefferson, his youthful fighting exploits, his frontier work against Indians and British, his period of secretarial work under Jefferson, -- comes the inception of the idea for the expedition, the selection of Clark as co-leader, and the thrilling account of the expedition itself. His subsequent life was filled with disappointments and tragedy, and his suicide comes as a shock at the end.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1934
Publisher: Crowell