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Undaunted Courage

Author : Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN : 9781439126172
Genre : History
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From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, provided invaluable scientific data on the flora and fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory, and established the American claim to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a vivid backdrop for the expedition. Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back thirty years. Next comes Clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson’s. There are numerous Indian chiefs, and Sacagawea, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition, along with the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, the French and Spanish fur traders of St. Louis, John Quincy Adams, and many more leading political, scientific, and military figures of the turn of the century. High adventure, high politics, suspense, drama, and diplomacy combine with high romance and personal tragedy to make this outstanding work of scholarship as readable as a novel.

Book Review Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson And The Opening Of The American West

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Presents a book review about "Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West" by Stephen E. Ambrose and published by Simon and Schuster in 1996. Explains that Ambrose discusses the relationship between Lewis and Jefferson and reconstructs the expedition.

Nothing Like It In The World

Author : Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN : 0743203178
Genre : Business & Economics
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Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.

Lewis Clark

Author : Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN : 0792270843
Genre : History
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Chronicles the epic journey of Lewis and Clark across uncharted wilderness to the Pacific Ocean, in a narrative that incorporates entries from the explorers' journals

The Journals Of Lewis And Clark

Author : John Bakeless
ISBN : 0451528344
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Presents the American explorers' record of adventures and dangers experienced during their historic 1804 to 1806 expedition across the Rockies to the Pacific coast.

The Essential Lewis And Clark

Author : Landon Y. Jones
ISBN : 9780060011598
Genre : History
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The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. Through these tales of adventure, edited and annotated by American Book Award nominee Landon Jones, we meet Indian peoples and see the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and western rivers the way Lewis and Clark first observed them -- majestic, pristine, uncharted, and awe-inspiring.

Lewis And Clark

Author : Paul Russell Cutright
ISBN : 0803264348
Genre : History
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First published in 1969, Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists remains the most comprehensive account of the scientific studies carried out by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their overland expedition to the Pacific Northwest and back in 1804?6. Summaries of the animals, plants, topographical features, and Indian tribes encountered are included at the end of each chapter devoted to the particular leg of the journey. A distinguished biologist, Paul Russell Cutright will be remembered for this landmark contribution to our understanding of the world that the expedition observed and recorded.

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