From Sea to Shining Sea

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 18, 2010 - Fiction - 896 pages
93 Reviews
"Splendid...Thom tells the story with humor and eloquence, and a thumping good tale it is, too."
In one generation, the Clark family of Virginia fought for our nation's independence, and explored, conquered, and settled the continent from sea to shining sea. This powerfully written book recreates the warm life of the family, the dangers of the battlefield, the grueling journeys across an untamed wilderness, and the soul-stirring Lewis and Clark Expedition. This mighty epic is a fitting tribute to the wisdom and courage of Ann Rogers Clark, her husband John, and the ten sons and daughters they nurtured and inspired.

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User Review  - Josie - Goodreads

This book was a beautifully written history of the Lewis and Clark expedition. It was rich with characters and dynamic prose. Thom's style was tireless. Not once did his prose seem to run out of steam ... Read full review

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User Review  - Drpsychorat - Goodreads

This is a very good book on the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Clark's contribution to the Revolutionary War, and the Clark family history. Well researched and written, it shows how people lived in the 16th & 17th centuries as America moved west. Read full review

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James Alexander Thom was formerly a U.S. Marine, a newspaper and magazine editor, and a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Journalism School. He is the author of "Follow the River", "Long Knife", "From Sea to Shining Sea", "Panther in the Sky" (for which he won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award for best historical novel), "Sign-Talker", "The Children of First Man", and "The Red Heart". He lives in the Indiana hill country near Bloomington with his wife, Dark Rain of the Shawnee Nation, United Remnant Band. Dark Rain is a director of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Planning Council. The author's Website is:

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