On this day in history, September 23, 1806, Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis as heroes after journey
by Kerry Byrne
“Lewis and Clark’s journals record for us not only a story of astonishing personal courage but also a powerful parable of trust within the human community,” writes editor Landon Y. Jones in his 2000 account of their diaries, “The Essential Lewis and Clark.”
“On one level, Lewis is the more sophisticated storyteller,” he wrote.
“Clark on the other hand is blunter, earthier and more to the point.”
“Creating a personal myth allows celebrities to create just that—a myth.”
Excerpt from Celebrity Nation
by Landon Jones with permission by Beacon Press
There are dark sides to the celebrity industrial complex.
by Landon Jones