Exploring Lewis and Clark:

Reflections on Men and Wilderness

Thomas P. Slaughter (Knopf)


Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were known as the trailblazers to the West. The two crossed the expanse of North America in 1803, and their names live on as heroes.

Slaughter, a professor of history at Notre Dame, offers his insights on the explorers as men of the 19th century; men whose prejudices, motivations and actions reflect the times.