The Life Of George Rogers Clark, 1752-1818: Triumphs And Tragedies

Hardcover | October 31, 2004

byKenneth C. Carstens

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The year 2002 marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of General George Rogers Clark. In celebrating Clark's life, this book presents new information and new interpretations of his impact upon the settlement of Kentucky and his control of the Old Northwest Territories. The co-editors-- who include traditional historians, social historians, and revisionists--include new details not previously published or found within a single source to bring "Clark research" into the new century. Thirteen experts on various aspects of Clark's life and achievements go beyond his military career as a Revolutionary War hero and frontier Indian fighter to detail the whole of his accomplishments. They address his tragedies along with his triumphs in a refreshingly balanced portrayal. Specific topics of interest include Clark's settlement at Fort Jefferson, the myths surrounding his love life, his management of the Kentucky/Ohio Valley frontier, and a collection of portraiture art never before gathered in one volume.

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The year 2002 marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of General George Rogers Clark. In celebrating Clark's life, this book presents new information and new interpretations of his impact upon the settlement of Kentucky and his control of the Old Northwest Territories. The co-editors-- who include traditional historians, social histo...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.32 × 6.26 × 1.32 inPublished:October 31, 2004Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313322171

ISBN - 13:9780313322174

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?The 18 papers in this volume create a composite account of the personality and actions of George Rogers Clark, known as the Hannibal of the West for his conquest of the Old Northwest Territories. Occasionally presenting mixed appraisals, the papers cover Clark's military exploits, his obsession with Detroit, his work as the manager of the Kentucky Frontier and his legend. The collection not only attempts to draw a comprehensive portrait of Clark, it also gives a good sense of the tumultuous times in which he lived.??Reference & Research Book News