The Missouri

The Missouri

by Stanley Vestal
     
 

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In his review of The Missouri, Allan Nevins noted its theme of tremendous scope: “The Missouri was the river of Lewis and Clark, of Manuel Lisa, General Ashley, and other organizers of the fur trade; of such noted travelers as George Catlin, Henry R. Schoolcraft, and Prince Maximilian; of a host of adventurous steamboat captains; of explorers like

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In his review of The Missouri, Allan Nevins noted its theme of tremendous scope: “The Missouri was the river of Lewis and Clark, of Manuel Lisa, General Ashley, and other organizers of the fur trade; of such noted travelers as George Catlin, Henry R. Schoolcraft, and Prince Maximilian; of a host of adventurous steamboat captains; of explorers like Jedediah Smith, Kit Carson, and Frémont; of doughty hunters and trappers like Hugh Glass, Jim Bridger, and John Colter.”

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"Vestal takes the Big Muddy as the central character in an intriguing story. . . . It is always readable, always informative."—Los Angeles Times
Frontier Times
"One of the best of the writings of the Missouri River. . . . A captivating book."—Frontier Times
New York Times
"A study that anyone remotely interested in the American West will read."—New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803296169
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Vestal’s other books include The Old Santa Fe Trail, also available as a Bison Book. Dayton Duncan, author of Miles from Nowhere: In Search of the American Frontier, is a scriptwriter for the filmmaker Ken Burns.

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