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Suicide Or Murder?: The Strange Death Of Governor Meriwether Lewis Paperback – June 15, 1993
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I have long wondered about the highly unlikely circumstances surrounding Meriwether Lewis' death, and finally found the time to delve into some of the historical accountings of it. I chose two books, one by Vardis Fisher, since I already had respect for him as a thorough historian, driven by nothing but the genuine search for truth; and one by John D.W. Guice which I have not finished yet.
Mr. Fisher's accounting was an excellent effort to disclose what little is known and expose the layers of the events; it is one of "uncommon common sense", discounting myths, laying comparisons out for the reader to see for himself what discrepancies had obviously been perpetuated against this celebrated American. Perhaps the truth should never be known now, since it obviously was not fairly conducted when the events were fresh; perhaps it was directed by fate to be part of the enduring legend; a "sampler fabric" of the times these gutsy people lived in; and therefore, perhaps it should forever be part of the mystique of the sensitive, brilliant, courageous personality that was Meriwether Lewis.
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excellent book....the first half you are convinced that Lewis committed suicide but the second half you are convinced he was murdered.Published 14 months ago by Kindle Customer