From Sea to Shining Sea

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Ballantine Books, 1986 - Fiction - 879 pages
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"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  - hollysing - LibraryThing

Probably the best Lewis and Clark expedition novels I've read...and I read alot about this time in history. James Alexander Thom combines extensive research and the humanity of his characters into something I couldn't put down. Read full review

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User Review  - jrahr1 - LibraryThing

Anything written by Thom is worth the time to read. Read full review

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About the author (1986)

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 acclaimed 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; "The Children of First Man"; "The Red Heart"; and "Sign-Talker," 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 member of the National Council, which is planning the Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebration.

"From the Hardcover edition.

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