Since I am related to Jefferson by marriage, he has always intrigued me. Living in Montana now, Lewis and Clark are everywhere. So I wanted to know more about the men involved in such an important, but often untold in history class, story.
Opening with the tension between England and Spain and Jefferson's tension at being Secretary of State, Fenster takes us on a journey covering years and miles of territory. So much of what we have today as the United States could definitely be called Jefferson's America.
Lewis and Clark weren't the only men Jefferson sent into the unknown west of the Louisiana Purchase. Others, less well known, embarked on journeys of discovery to give Jefferson a toehold against Spain.
Julie M. Fenster tells a great history lesson in an easy to read way. Definitely worth the time to make it through all 422 pages.
"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."