The True Account

The True Account

A Novel of the Lewis & Clark & Kinneson Expeditions

By Howard Frank Mosher

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780618431236, 337pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2004

Description
Howard Frank Mosher introduces Private True Teague Kinneson, who sets out with his nephew, Ticonderoga, on an epic race to reach the Pacific before Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Along the way True and Ti encounter Daniel Boone and his six-foot-two spinster daughter, Flame Danielle; fight and trick a renegade army out to stop Lewis's expedition; invent baseball with the Nez Perce; hold a high-stakes rodeo with Sacagawea's Shoshone relatives; and outwit True's lifelong adversary, the Gentleman from Vermont, a.k.a. the devil himself.


About the Author
Howard Frank Mosher is the author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction, including Northern Borders and Disappearances, both made into major motion pictures. Mosher has received Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, the New England Book Award, and the 2011 New England Independent Booksellers Association's President's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Born in the Catskill Mountains, Mosher has lived in Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom, "God's Kingdom," since 1964.