Rivers of America: The Missouri (Paperback)

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By Stanley Vestal, Getlar Smith (Illustrator), Jonathan Waterman (Foreword by)
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The Missouri was the river of Lewis and Clark, of Manuel Lisa, General Ashley, and other organizers of the fur trade; of such noted travelers as George Catlin, Henry R. Schoolcraft, and Prince Maximilian; of a host of adventurous steamboat captains; of explorers like Jedediah Smith, Kit Carson, and Fr mont; of doughty hunters and trappers like Hugh Glass, Jim Bridger, and John Colter. Stanley Vestal's rollicking story of one of America's most fabled waterways presents western history on a grand scale, one that. according to the New York Times, "anyone remotely interested in the American West will read." "Vestal takes the Big Muddy as the central character in an intriguing story. . . . It is always readable, always informative."--Los Angeles Times.

About the Author


Stanley Vestal (August 15, 1887 - December 25, 1957) was an American writer, poet, biographer, and historian, perhaps best known for his books on the American Old West, including Sitting Bull, Champion of the Sioux.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781493040100
ISBN-10: 1493040103
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: September 13th, 2019
Pages: 392
Language: English