A rich epic about quintessential American hero George Rogers Clark. Under the direction of the young Revolutionary government, Clark led a small, untrained and ill-equipped army to conquer all the territory between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. What Clark achieved with his leadership of this rag-tag army was truly amazing. The story of his band’s icy trek through a muddy floodplain is bone chilling and awe-inspiring. Revered by many Indian tribes and French and Spanish settlers because of his intelligence, dignity, and seeming invincibility, Clark is finally met with heartbreak and betrayal on the frontier he helped conquer.
About the author:
James Alexander Thom was formerly a U.S. Marine, a newspaper and magazine editor, and a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Journalism School. He is the author of Follow the River, Long Knife, From Sea to Shining Sea, Panther in the Sky (for which he won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award for best historical novel), The Children of First Man, and The Red Heart. He lives in the Indiana hill country near Bloomington with his wife, Dark Rain of the Shawnee Nation, United Remnant Band. Dark Rain is a director of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Planning Council.