|Title:||Makers of American History: The Lewis and Clark Exploring Expedition, 1804-06 — and — Life, Explorations, and Public Services of John Charles Fremont|
|Publisher:||The University Society, Inc.|
|Tags:||Canadiana, history, non-fiction, U.S.A.|
“Few chapters in the annals of American discovery in the once dark places of the New World Continent are more interesting to the modern-day reader, or more full of venturesome daring and hardy adventure, than the story told in the narrative of the Lewis and Clark Exploring Expedition in the years 1804-06. That notable expedition, fruitful in high and useful achievement, for the first time threw light upon the wilderness region that at that early era stretched from the mouth of the Missouri River to where the waters of the Columbia River enter the Pacific Ocean. The vast region now to be opened to civilization, and then known as the Louisiana Territory, came into the possession of the United States, at the farsighted instigation of President Jefferson, by a rare stroke of American diplomacy.” [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Adam, Graeme Mercer
Graeme Mercer Adam (1839-1912) was a Scottish born Canadian editor and publisher. Born in Loanhead, Scotland, he came to Canada in 1858 to work for the Canadian publishing house Cunningham Geikie. Two years later he assumed control of the company which eventually became Adam, Stevenson and Company. The company published several magazines including the British American Magazine, The Canada Bookseller and The Canadian Monthly and National Review. He left Canada in 1892 apparently frustrated by the state of literary life in Canada but also attracted to the more lucrative industry in New York which was where he died in 1912. Not well known as an author, he helped nurture Canadian literature in the latter part of the 19th century through his role as editor and publisher. (The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
Author Bio for Upham, Charles Wentworth
Charles Wentworth Upham (1802-1875) was an American politician and historian. He served a term in the U.S. House of Representatives for Massachusetts. He is notable for chronicling the Salem Witch trials. He also wrote a biography of John Charles Fremont, an American explorer of the Midwest which is available here on Faded Page. It is included as part two of a book also written by Adam Mercer. (Dictionary of Literary Biography)
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