‘He Moved West with America’ Offers Intimate Portrait of William Carr Lane

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William C. Carson announces release of new biography about the first mayor of St. Louis

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He Moved West with America: The Life and Times of Wm. Carr Lane: 1789–1863” (published by Archway Publishing) is the biography of William Carr Lane, first mayor of St. Louis. Author William C. Carson, the great-great grandson of Lane, offers insights into life during the first half of the 19th century as America expanded west.

Carson pulls from family stories and hundreds of letters written by Lane to his wife and children, which provides a unique view of the life and views of an accomplished man affected by major changes in cultural attitudes and developing technology.

According to Carson, the book provides “a better understanding of American history and the pleasure of reading about a fascinating man.”

An excerpt from “He Moved West with America”:
Wm. Carr Lane’s restlessness had not been dampened during the first year and a half of his marriage, but it again seemed likely that it would be when he, Mary, and the five-month-old Anne settled in St. Louis. The city was still on the urban frontier, with a mixed and often violent population prone to barroom fights amongst river men and duels between lawyers.

“He Moved West with America”
By William C. Carson
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781480837027
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781480837034
E-Book | 296 pages | ISBN 9781480837041
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
William C. Carson is a great-great grandson of William Carr Lane. Carson learned about Lane and his family while growing up in St. Louis. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a master’s from Stanford University, and also served in the United States Air Force as a B-29 and RB-36 navigator from 1951 to 1954. Since 1992, he has lived in Santa Fe and travelled extensively in New Mexico. He is also the author of “Peter Becomes a Trail Man.”

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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