Eclipse

Eclipse

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A fictional portrait of two heroes of the American frontier follows the lives and fortunes of William Clark and Meriwether Lewis after their great expedition and offers a possible solution to the mystery of Lewis's unexplained death in 1809.

McMillan Palgrave
Lewis and Clark: forever paired for their epochal first crossing of the continent in 1804-1806, darlings of the young republic, and the pride of Thomas Jefferson because they made his dream of a nation between two oceans come true.

Lewis and Clark: two great but very different men.

Plain-spoken William Clark, enjoys the triumphs and acclaim of the expedition, marries his childhood sweetheart, and settles in St. Louis as superintendent of the nation's Indian affairs. His black manservant, York, who accompanied the expedition, forces Clark to confront the very nature of slavery and question the society that condoned it.

Meriwether Lewis, a man of fierce courage and brilliant intellect, returns from the Pacific a changed man. Something terrible has happened to him, something insidious, a disease with no name that erodes his health, threatens to destroy his mind--and his honor.

In Eclipse, Richard S. Wheeler has written a tour de force novel, an exploration of triumph and tragedy told in the authentically rendered voices of the two greatest American explorers.

Moreover, Wheeler provides a solution--dark in its ramifications--to one of the greatest mysteries in American history: the terrible and unexplained death of Meriwether Lewis, age thirty-five, in the wilderness of the Natchez Trace of Tennessee in October, 1809.


Baker
& Taylor

An intriguing fictional portrait of two of the great heroes of the American frontier follows the lives and fortunes of William Clark and Meriwether Lewis after their great expedition and comes up with a possible solution to the mystery about Lewis's unexplained death in 1809.

Publisher: New York : Forge Books, Tom Doherty Assoc., c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312878467
031287846X
Branch Call Number: F WHE
Characteristics: 380 p. ; 22 cm

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