Jedediah Smith And the Opening of the West by Dale L. Morgan
"A scholarly and well-written volume of Jedediah Smith, which may well serve as the base for a complete history of the fur trade of the West. Few have attempted and none has achieved such a task." ---A.P. Nasatir,American History Review
"The chapters are alive with characters....Dale Morgan is a scholar who knows how to write." ---J. Frank Dobie, New York Times
"A distinguished work of historical scholarship, based on an absolute command of the sources (including much unpublished material that has recently become accessible), well written, and notable for its analytical depth." ---H.N. Smith New York Herald Tribune
"Mr. Morgan has tracked down every scrap of information about Smith....and has done a full-scale reconstruction of a commanding figure and a period of great ferment and vitality." ---New Yorker
Paperback, c1964, 458 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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