One of the most gifted historians of the American West takes a close look at the remarkable tale of triumph and tragedy that Keith Meldahl recounts in his dramatic story of the largest overland migration since the Crusades, as well as the equally compelling epic of the geology of the harsh and sublime Western landscape.
Posted on Nov 22, 2007
John Mack Faragher
John Mack Faragher teaches the history of the American West at Yale University and is the director of the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders. His latest books include “A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland” (2005), and “Frontiers: A Short History of the American West” (2007), with Robert V. Hine.