Between 1842 and 1854 John C. Fremont, renowned as the nineteenth century's greatest explorer, and Kit Carson, the legendary scout and Indian fighter, boldly ventured into untamed territory to fulfill America's "manifest destiny." Drawing on little-known primary sources, as well as his own travels through the lands Fremont and Carson explored, David Roberts re-creates their expeditions, second in significance only to those of Lewis and Clark. "A Newer World" is a harrowing narrative of hardship and adventure and a poignant reminder of the cultural tragedy that westward expansion inflicted on the Native American.
Allen Barra The Wall Street Journal Exhilarating reading. Anthony Day Los Angeles Times Gripping...Roberts does history a great service. David Shribman The Boston Globe Roberts gives new life to some of the most vivid figures on the American canvas. David Haward Bain The New York Times Book Review A remarkably well-balanced portrait of two major but still controversial figures of the Old West...Fascinating reading...The tension never lets up.