Novelist James Thom tells of the Clark family of Virginia, who explored, conquered and settled this continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This powerful book recreates a tale of dangerous battlefields and grueling journeys across wilderness, including the famed Lewis & Clark expedition, but also of the warm and loving Clark family who tamed this country.
“Splendid…Thom tells the story with humor and eloquence, and a thumping good tale it is, too.” – THE WASHINGTON POST
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 powerfully written book recreates 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.