Synopses & Reviews
Between 1842 and 1854 John C. Frand#233;mont, renowned as the nineteenth century's greatest explorer, and Kit Carson, the legendary scout and Indian fighter, boldly ventured into untamed territory to fulfill America's "manifest destiny." Drawing on little-known primary sources, as well as his own travels through the lands Frand#233;mont and Carson explored, David Roberts re-creates their expeditions, second in significance only to those of Lewis and Clark. andlt;Iandgt;A Newer Worldandlt;/Iandgt; is a harrowing narrative of hardship and adventure and a poignant reminder of the cultural tragedy that westward expansion inflicted on the Native American.
David Haward Bain andlt;Iandgt;The New York Times Book Reviewandlt;/Iandgt; A remarkably well-balanced portrait of two major but still controversial figures of the Old West...Fascinating reading...The tension never lets up.
Anthony Day Los Angeles Times Gripping...Roberts does history a great service.
Los Angeles Times
Gripping...Roberts does history a great service.
Allen Barra andlt;Iandgt;The Wall Street Journalandlt;/Iandgt; Exhilarating reading.
David Shribman andlt;Iandgt;The Boston Globeandlt;/Iandgt; Roberts gives new life to some of the most vivid figures on the American canvas.
Anthony Day andlt;Iandgt;Los Angeles Timesandlt;/Iandgt; Gripping...Roberts does history a great service.
About the Author
David Roberts is the author of thirteen books, including two works of Native American history, In Search of the Old Ones and Once They Moved Like the Wind. His most recent books are True Summit, which marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first ascent of Annapurna, and The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest, with Conrad Anker. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.