Posted by Jayne on June 20, 1999 at 22:31:38:
In Reply to: Re: Tecumseh posted by MMMMarcia on June 20, 1999 at 14:19:35:
: Jayne wrote:
: : Hi, Jo. Another really good book about Tecumseh is "Panther in the Sky" by James Thom. It's written in novel form, but Mr. Thom does lots of research before writing his books. He is now married to a Shawnee woman; met her during his time spent with the Shawnee trip while researching for this book.
: Hi, Jayne. I read this book, and really enjoyed Thom's writing style. Another of his books, even better, was From Sea to Shining Sea, about Lewis & Clark. Absolutely wonderful! I think he also wrote Follow the River, though I didn't find that quite as interesting as From Sea to Shining Sea. It was a good yarn, but the Lewis & Clark story is so riveting, and so utterly incredible, as to make one wonder how in the world they ever did made that journey, and Thom brings every step of it to life.
While we're on the subject of Thom and his books, one of his last books was "The Red Heart" about Francis Slocum (Maconakwa), a woman who was taken as a child and raised by the Miamis during Rev. War times. Despite several attempts by her white family to get her back, she never wanted to return and finished her life living in Indiana as a Miami. Thom's writing style is remarkable. I marvel at how successfully he tells this story from a woman's perspective.
He also wrote "Long Knife" about George Rogers Clark - a good story. Since you liked the Lewis and Clark book you'll be glad to hear that he is writing another one related to that - I believe it's about one of the guides but I'm not sure who.
You can tell I'm a Thom fan! I loved "Follow the River" and have traveled along part of her route. That was quite a hike!
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