The Adventures of Captain Bonneville
By Washington Irving
(National Geographic, Paperback, 9780792237433, 416pp.)
Publication Date: July 1, 2003
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Captain Bonneville enjoyed half a decade of amazing escapades and discoveries. Upon his return to civilization, he met Washington Irving, by then already an internationally recognized writer. Irving was fascinated by Bonneville' s tales and details of life among the mountains, trappers, and Native Americans. Drawing from Bonneville' s personal journals, Irving created this celebrated volume of stories in 1837. With a new introduction by series editor Anthony Brandt and a National Geographic map of Bonneville' s journey, Irving' s masterful storytelling emerges as a fresh and immediate account of a long-lost era of American history. "The Adventures of Captain Bonneville is a valuable portrait of the wonders of the West and the remarkable men who first explored it.