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John Ledyard's Journey Through Russia and Siberia,1787–1788
The Journal and Selected Letters
Edited by Stephen D. Watrous

“An important contribution to the history of travel, and a work which is a delight to read.”Journal of the West

Stephen D. Watrous provides a complete volume of pertinent information by and about John Ledyard, one of the most amazing explorers of all time. Including Ledyard’s own journal, letters between him and others, particularly Thomas Jefferson, and biographical information on eighteenth-century Siberia, Watrous offers an exceptional look at history, geography, and travel.

“The Ledyard journal and related letters provide the reader with a fascinating view of eighteenth-century Russia (particularly Asiatic Russia) as well as an insight into the explorer.”—Slavic Review

“The editor . . . includes not only the Journal but also letters, correspondence, and reports pertaining to Ledyard’s Siberian trip.”—American Historical Review

“[A] distinguished book.”—Slavonic and East European Review

“Vast and meticulous research.”—The Russian Review

Stephen D. Watrous is professor emeritus of history at Sonoma State University.

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First Paperback Edition
November 2011
LC: 66-022855 DK
308 pp.   6 x 9  
10 illus., 2 maps

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ISBN 978-0-299-04224-0
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Replaces 1966 hardcover, UWP, ISBN 978-0-299-04220-2

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