Come hear about the latest book from the New York Times bestselling author of Astoria, Peter Stark!
A vivid account of the rivalry between future president William Henry Harrison and the Shawnee chief Tecumseh—and of the Native American alliance that fought westward expansion—from the New York Times bestselling author of Astoria. Gallop Toward the Sun provides a vivid account of the rivalry between future president William Henry Harrison and the Shawnee chief Tecumseh. This book delves into the Native American alliance that fought westward expansion, revealing the little-known yet consequential struggle between two extraordinary leaders. This taut, multi-layered narrative offers a much-needed reevaluation of this crucial period in our nation's history.
"Taut, multi-layered . . . a much-needed reevaluation of this crucial period of our nation's history."—Laurence Bergreen, author of Over the Edge of the World
Peter Stark is an "adventure historian." Born in Wisconsin, he attended Dartmouth College and University of Wisconsin and set out to write adventure-travel articles about Greenland, Tibet and elsewhere for magazines such as Outside, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine, and others. Based in Missoula, Montana, he now specializes in researching and writing historical accounts of early American explorers in wilderness settings and their contact with Indigenous peoples. His book Astoria, a New York Times bestseller in 2014, told the epic story of the first American colony on the West Coast, at the mouth of the Columbia River. His Young Washington (2018) was named a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize. He has recently completed a book about the struggle for the lands of the Midwest between the great Shawnee leader Tecumseh and the frontier governor (and later president) William Henry Harrison. Titled Gallop Toward the Sun, it will be published by Random House this August.