From Sea to Shinging Sea
In one generation, the Clark family of Virginia fought for our nation independence, and explored, conquered, and settled the continent from sea to shining sea.
This powerful and beautifully written book recreates the warm life of the family, the dangers of the battlefield, the grueling journeys across an untamed wilderness, and the soul-stirring Lewis and Clark Expedition. This mighty epic is a fitting tribute to the wisdom and courage of Ann Rodgers Clark, her husband John, and ten sons and daughters they nurtured and inspired.
"I am Ann Rodgers Clark, My blood's flowed across the land like rivers, from sea to sea. If you know my name, tho' that's not likely, it's on account of the deed of my offspring, which were considerable. Aye, but the offspring were considerable, too. I bore ten.Of my children, six were boys, and they all came up heroes. There's all kind of heroes, y' understand. There's conquering heroes, and exploring heroes, and thinking heroes and then enduring heroes. My boys were all of those."
From Sea to Shining Sea is a story to what they did, and how, and who they were, and why. " I'll vow there's not a made-up yarn y've ever heard to compare with it."
James Alexander Thom researches his American historical novels meticulously, traveling, tracking down primary sources, and even walking in the footsteps of the characters. He traveled the entire route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition while writing From Sea to Shining Sea.