Título: The Conquest of The Illinois
Editorial: The Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Chicago
Año de publicación: 1920
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Very Good+
Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket
Edición: First Edition Thus. First Printing.
Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and publisher's medallion, gilt, on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with Tissue-Protected engraved portrait frontispiece. This is a reprint of the original journal of George Rogers Clark. Clark (1752-1818) was a surveyor, soldier, and militia officer from Virginia and the highest ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. He served as leader of the Kentucky (then part of Virginia) militia throughout much of the war. Clark is best known for his celebrated captures of Kaskaskia (1778) and Vincennes (1779) during the Illinois Campaign, which greatly weakened British influence in the Northwest Territory. Because the British ceded the entire Northwest Territory to the United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, Clark has often been hailed as the "Conqueror of the Old Northwest". Clark's military achievements all came before his 30th birthday. Afterwards he led militia in the opening engagements of the Northwest Indian War, but was accused of being drunk on duty. Despite his demand for a formal investigation into the accusations, he was disgraced and forced to resign. He left Kentucky to live on the Indiana frontier. Never fully reimbursed by Virginia for his wartime expenditures, Clark spent the final decades of his life evading creditors, and living in increasing poverty and obscurity. He was involved in two failed conspiracies to open the Spanish-controlled Mississippi River to American traffic. After suffering a stroke and the loss of his leg, Clark was aided in his final years by family members, including his younger brother William, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Clark died of a stroke on February 13, 1818. Head and heel of spine and corners have very slight light shelf-wear, gilt on spine and top edge is slightly dulled, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD+. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 18. B&W Illustrations. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. xx, 190 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 19986
Opciones de pago
Esta librería acepta las siguientes opciones de pago:
Librería en AbeBooks desde: 20 de noviembre de 2006
We guarantee the condition of every book as it is described on the ABEBooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason you are eligible for a refund within 30 days of the delivery date.
Orders usually ship within two business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB (1 KG). If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER AS THIS INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR MOST INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS.
Descripción de la librería: RARE, BEAUTIFUL & INTERESTING BOOKS. We make every effort to provide quick, accurate and responsive customer service. All books are described accurately, packaged securely, and shipped promptly. Any book may be returned if you are not completely satisfied. We will be happy to accommodate your special requirements.