The Death of Meriwether Lewis: A Historic Crime Scene Investigation
Nearly two centuries later, mystery continues to surround Meriwether Lewis’s death—did the famous explorer commit suicide or was he murdered? Recently revealed truths and deconstructed myths are woven together in this fascinating account to form an unforgettable tale of political corruption, assassins, forged documents, and skeletal remains. New research implicating General James Wilkinson—commanding general of the U.S. Army and co-conspirator of Aaron Burr—as the assassin is thoroughly discussed, while riveting testimony from 13 leading experts in wound ballistics, forensic anthropology, suicide psychology, grave-site exhumation, and handwriting analysis offers new insight into what Lewis’s exhumed remains reveal.
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Review: The Death of Meriwether Lewis: A Historic Crime Scene InvestigationUser Review - Annette - Goodreads
This book is not well written. In fact, some parts of it aren't truly "written" but are merely transcripts of an inquest. However, if you're interested in the question of whether Meriwether Lewis was murdered or committed suicide, you may want to at least skim this book. Read full review
Review: The Death of Meriwether Lewis: A Historic Crime Scene InvestigationUser Review - John - Goodreads
Like a crime scene investigation, it begins with more than 200 pages of "expert testimony" at an inquest as to whether or not to exhume the body of "Lewis and Clark's" Meriwether Lewis. It is so ... Read full review