Monday, August 6, 2007

The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis by Ron Burns

You know how many history/mystery books sound absolutely fascinating, then turn out to be too dry with historical details, or so full of made-up characters that, other than the chance they sometimes say "thee", often it feels like a typical mystery?

Ron Burns doesn't. The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis is, actually, just that. Two men realize they just cannot believe their friend, Meriwether Lewis, had committed suicide. They begin to investigate, and realize the answer is much more complicated than they had realized.

I was truly impressed by this book. Mr. Burns, although much of the book is speculation, it all falls within the realm of "It really could be this way." I enjoyed it, I had difficulties putting it down. A definite must-read, and, I think, a great book for adding to your collection.

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