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The Resource Ledyard : in search of the first American explorer, Bill Gifford

Ledyard : in search of the first American explorer, Bill Gifford

Label
Ledyard : in search of the first American explorer
Title
Ledyard
Title remainder
in search of the first American explorer
Statement of responsibility
Bill Gifford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For decades after his death in 1789, John Ledyard was celebrated as the greatest explorer America had ever produced. A veteran of Captain Cook's final voyage, he walked across nearly all of Russia and suggested to his friend Thomas Jefferson that traversing the American continent was feasible--inspiring the Lewis and Clark expedition. When he died he was preparing to venture into Africa. Once as famous as the Founding Fathers whom he had befriended and beguiled, the "American traveler," as Ledyard was called, fell into obscurity over the years, reduced to becoming a footnoted reference in Moby Dick. Journalist Gifford reenacted Ledyard's 1772 escape from Dartmouth College in a canoe and followed his trail down the length of the Lena River in Siberia. Here he reveals the man in the legend, bringing back an American original and giving us a story that until now has not been fully told.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gifford, Bill
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ledyard, John
  • Explorers
Label
Ledyard : in search of the first American explorer, Bill Gifford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
69671889
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xix, 331 pages
Isbn
9780151012183
Lccn
2006017064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Ledyard : in search of the first American explorer, Bill Gifford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
69671889
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xix, 331 pages
Isbn
9780151012183
Lccn
2006017064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

Library Locations

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      43.907093 -69.963997
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