Saturday, January 8, 2011

Re-evaluating William Clark

Av's link got me "googling" into the world of William Clark.  In addition to the book she linked, William Clark's World, which looks at his life principally through maps, there are a couple other books that have been written in recent years.  Google provides the text for Wilderness Journey: The Life of William Clark (2004), written by William E. Foley, and here is a glowing Smithsonian review of William Clark and the Shaping of the West (2009) by Landon Y. Jones.  Here's a link to a site that houses the many journals of his and Meriwether Lewis' great expedition.  Would be fun to explore one of these books in our next group reading.


  1. it would be like old times! I'm still very interested in them.

  2. I would like to think we could come back to William Clark after reading Ratification. I would enjoy taking the journey along the Missouri and Columbia again. It was a lot of fun!

  3. Great to see all these persons looking in. It would be great to muster a reading group for one of the William Clark books. Feel free to comment.