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Meriwether Lewis

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October 11, 2009 marks the bicentennial of Meriwether Lewis’s death. As the leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition, an epic exploration of uncharted territory west of the Mississippi, Lewis has been the subject of several biographies, yet much of the published information is unreliable. A number of myths surrounding his life and death persist.

Now independent scholars Tho...more
Hardcover, 424 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Prometheus Books
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This is a solidly researched, well-documented and meticulous look inside of the life of Meriwether Lewis. The writers, Mr. Danisi and Mr. Jackson, present strong evidence for their assertion that malaria (and perhaps mercury poisoning) was the culprit responsible for Lewis's downward spiral and subsequent suicide. These new findings really make this book shine and present groundbreaking medical etiological evidence.

However, other times some of the writing seem plodding, and even slightly tangent...more
Garry Le Maistre
This book concentrated on Meriwether Lewis and the road to his eventual demise. If you want a book about the Lewis and Clark journey then I would read Undaunted Courage.
Good writing; boring subject in well-covered territory.
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