- Published: December 1, 2000
Oddities, Delights, and even Dark Corners of one of America’s most famous frontiersman are explored in this newly released book. The Character of Meriwether Lewis: Completely Metamorphosed in the American West, the first book in a series is Clay Jenkinson’s scholarly view on an American hero’s complex character. He examines the nature of Meriwether Lewis starting with his boyhood and continues through the dark despair of alcoholism, depression and finally his suicide.
Not just a dry historical account of Meriwether Lewis’ life but an insight into a complex man with many quirks. The hilarity of Lewis’ obsession with clothes and food together with the sadness of his depression are sure to stir your emotions. Clay gives readers new lenses into the character of Meriwether Lewis.