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Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery : The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Sea of Glory America's Voyage of Discovery The US Exploring Expedition 1838-1842 - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Nathaniel Philbrick, Dennis Boutsikaris (Narrator) Draws on journal entries to recount the epic journey of Charles Wilkes and the Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, which led to the discovery of Antarctica and brought America international renown for its endeavors. — The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 discovered the continent of Antarctica, surveyed the Columbia River, and charted newly d... more »iscovered islands all over the Pacific Ocean. Philbrick uses journals from the expedition's troubled commander, Charles Wilkes, as well as many of its crew. Frequent musical interludes set the tone of coming chapters without distracting from their content. Dennis Boutsikaris follows the author's lead in presenting the story as an exciting adventure tale rather than a dry collection of historical facts. Without artifice, Boutsikaris's voice reveals the crew's frustration in coping with their captain's insecurities, mood swings, and inconsistent leadership. The narrator's command of sailing terms enables the listener to infer their meaning, and his pacing conveys the author's enthusiasm for his story.