If you really want to understand how difficult life was on the open plains, this is a must read. A great piece of history and a very interesting story that gives you a fresh look at a true American Adventure.
Great Book. Really gives a complete history of these events based on all he could find. Reads like a novel and makes the greatest adventure come to life, especially for anyone who has been to those parts.
An indepth look at Meriwether Lewis, Thomas jefferson and the westward expansion. I got a clearer understanding of what it was like to be part of this look at America's History. Action packed and a book that held my interest from cover to cover.
Thisis a very powerful book about Meriwether Lewis in his youth,then his meeting or Jefferson, his educational preparation with current day teachers and finally his packing for the voyage west.Even though this book is long it is worth every minute you spend with it.
the amazing lesson i learned was that the more things changes...they stay the same. there were the same fights with Congress over money,there were fights over how much he was spending for all he was bringing.
we take it for granted that we can stop at a local store if we forgot anything onour trips...they did not have that luxury!
Thois is a terrific historical perspective of the Lewis and Clarkm expedition with the focus on Merriwether Lewis. Ambrose is a master story teller. Just recently discussd at my bookclub. Enjoyed by all.