This book is based on historical facts along with fiction and is about the Clark family in Virginia. The story begins in 1773 and follows several of the Clark sons; one through the French and Indian war, another at Valley Forge and another as a prisoner on an British prison ship off the coast of New Jersey. The most well known son is George Rogers Clark who along with Merriwether Lewis explored the American West to the Pacific. Anyone who enjoys historical/fiction will like this book. It is 879 pages long but keeps the reader interested from beginning to end.
this looks like a very interesting read.i have read several of Mr. Thoms books...i loved follow the river.i think he's a very good writer with an ability to make you think you are right there.
I read this book years ago, and loved it. Ann Rogers Clark and her family helped to form this country. this book for me was very informative. My interest had to do with being able to read about these people that were ancestors of my family. Ann Rogers Clark was a cousin to the branch of my family that I came from. My maiden name still being Rogers. I have since read several others that James Alexander Thom wrote, and so far I have enjoyed them all.
Great book, hard to put down, couldn't wait to read the next chapter!!
Great . traced the Lewis and Clark and the Corps of discovery trek through the La. purchase territory. Also gave background in shape of Clark family experiences in Rev War and settling the "Kentuck" territory.
A wonderfull story that recreates the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A trubute to the family of John Clark and his wife Ann Rogers Clark and the ten sons and daughters they raised. If you like the history of our country, you will love this book.
Story of the Clark family, George Rogers Clark and his adventures in Kentucky and acquiring the NW Territoty for the U.S., and details of the entire route travelled by William Clark on the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
This is an historical novel, written about the Clark family, as in Lewis and Clark, the famous American explorers. The story recreates the warmth of this strong family.
From the back of the book:
In one generation, the Clark family of Virginia fought for our nation's independence and explored, conquered, and settled the continent from sea to shining sea.
This powerful and beautifully written book re-creates the warm life of the family, the dangers of the battlefield, the grueling journeys across an untamed wilderness, and the soul-stirring Lewis and Clark Expedition. This mighty epic is a fitting tribute to the wisdom and courage of Ann Rogers Clark, her husband John, and the ten sons and daughters they nurtured and inspired.