Dan Lee is the author of Kentuckian in Blue: A Biography of Major General Lovell Harrison Rousseau (McFarland & Co., 2010), The L&N Railroad in the Civil War (McFarland & Co., 2011), and Thomas J. Wood: A Biography of the Union General (McFarland & Co., 2012). The Longest Trail is Lee's first independently published ebook. Dan Lee lives in Hardin County, Kentucky.
The Longest Trail is the story of the Great Migration to Oregon in 1843. Special emphasis is given to the role of Kentuckians in the Westward Movement. There were the famous sons of the Bluegrass, such as Kit Carson and William Sublette, but more important to this book are the obscure men and women who undertook a heroic endeavor - to cross the continent to settle the Northwest.