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John Ledyard

Explorer (1751 — 10-Jan-1789)


Helen Augur. Passage to Glory: John Ledyard's America. Doubleday. 1946. 310pp.

Bill Gifford. Ledyard: In Search of the First American Explorer. Harcourt. 2007. 331pp.

Edward G. Gray. The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler. Yale University Press. 2007. 224pp.

John Ledyard. Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage. Oregon State University Press. 1964. 264pp.

John Ledyard. John Ledyard's Journey Through Russia and Siberia, 1787-1788: The Journals and Selected Letters. University of Wisconsin Press. 1966. 293pp.

James Kenneth Munford. John Ledyard: An American Marco Polo. Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort. 1939. 308pp.

Jared Sparks. The Life of John Ledyard, the American Traveller: Comprising Selections from His Journals and Correspondence. Cambridge: Hilliard and Brown. 1828. 325pp.

James Zug. American Traveler: The Life and Adventures of John Ledyard, the Man who Dreamed of Walking the World. Basic Books. 2005. 286pp.


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  4. Webster's American Biographies (p.616)

  5. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.417)

  6. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.458)

  7. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.428)

  8. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.553)

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