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Mountain Man : John Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Call of the American West (Hardcover)

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In 1804, John Colter set out with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on the first U.S. expedition to traverse the North American continent. During the twenty-eight month ordeal, Colter served as a hunter and scout, and honed his survival skills on the western frontier. But when the journey was over, Colter stayed behind, spending two more years trekking alone through dangerous and unfamiliar territory. Along the way, he charted some of the West’s most treasured landmarks.Historian David W. Marshall crafts this captivating history from Colter’s primary sources, and has retraced Colter’s steps—seeing what he saw, hearing what he heard, and experiencing firsthand how he and his contemporaries survived in the wilderness (how they pitched a shelter, built a fire, followed a trail, and forded a stream)—adding a powerful layer of authority and detail.The American Grit series brings you true tales of endurance, survival, and ingenuity from the annals of American history. These books focus on the trials of remarkable individuals with an emphasis on rich primary source material and artwork.
Number of Pages: 2388
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Series Title: American Grit
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: David Weston Marshall
Language: English
Street Date: May 9, 2017
TCIN: 51839304
UPC: 9781682680483
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-4706
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3 out of 5 stars
Ray 1 year ago
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Still reading the book but to me it's just OK. Seems the writer did not have enough to write about just the subject "John Colter". The writer spent a lot of time filling the book with writings about the indians and their traditions. Plus since he did not have any proof and needed to take up space he...see moreof the reviewer's review
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