Weapons of the Lewis & Clark Expedition (Arthur H. Clark Co., $32.95)

weopons-of-lewis-and-clark_jim-garryToday’s American eats about 185 pounds of meat per year. The 32 humans and one large dog making up Lewis & Clark’s Corps of Discovery each consumed nine to 10 pounds per day as they struggled across the continent!

It’s no wonder that the first place visited by Meriwether Lewis when he began outfitting the expedition was a federal arsenal. Rifles, pistols, muskets, a cannon and even an air rifle were of the utmost importance. Jim Garry’s Weapons of the Lewis & Clark Expedition combines new research and expedition log excerpts with a colorful narrative that offers the most detailed account of the explorers’ weaponry, making for fascinating reading and an invaluable reference tool.

 

—Phil Spangenberger, author of Introduction to Black Powder Revolvers

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