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Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West


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"A scholarly and well written volume of Jedediah Smith, which may well serve as a base for a complete history of the fur trade of the West. Few have attempted and one has achieved such a task."-A. P. Nasatir, American History Review -- A. P. Nasatir * American History Review *
"The chapters are alive with characters. . . . Dale Morgan is a scholar who knows how to write."-J. Frank Dobie, New York Times -- J. Frank Dobie * New York Times *
"A distinguished work of historical scholarship, based on an absolute command of the sources (including much unpublished material that has recently become accessible), well written, and notable for its analytical depth."-H. N. Smith, New York Herald Tribune -- H. N. Smith * New York Herald Tribune *
"Mr. Morgan has tracked down every scrap of information about Smith . . . and has done a full-scale reconstruction of a commanding figure and a period of great ferment and vitiality."-New Yorker * New Yorker *
"This is the book on one of the true great men of his era."-J. H. Jackson, San Francisco Chronicle -- J. H. Jackson * San Francisco Chronicle *

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