Landon Jones

Landon Y. Jones is the former head editor of People and Money magazines. His books include The Essential Lewis and Clark and Great Expectations, which was nominated for an American Book Award. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and Bozeman, Montana.

"Jones' masterful biography brings to life the gritty and brutal existence of life on the American frontier." —Kevin J. Hamilton, The Seattle Times


Read Landon Jone's wonderful article from AARP on Buddy Holly here: The Music That Makes Us Smile.


Landon Jones official website


William Clark and the Shaping of the West

Between 1803 and 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark co-captained the most famous expedition in American history. But while Lewis ended his life just three years later, Clark, as the highest-ranking federal official in the West, spent three decades overseeing its consequences: Indian removal and the destruction of Native America. In a rare combination of storytelling and scholarship, bestselling author Landon Y. Jones vividly depicts Clark's life and the dark and bloody ground of America's early West, capturing the qualities of character and courage that made Clark an unequaled leader in America's grander enterprise: the shaping of the West.

(Hill and Wang, September 2005)