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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose, the bestselling author of D-Day, presents the definitive account of one of the most momentous journeys in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific, through the heart-stopping moments of the actual...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780684826974
ISBN-10: 0684826976
Publication Date: 6/1997
Pages: 528
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4.1 stars, based on 130 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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This is a great book that anyone interested in American history should read.
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Outstanding book if you like history. It has made it's way around my family and everyone who has read it, from 75 to 45 years old loved it & some read it twice.
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Definitely read this book if you are a history buff. This book gives an indepth account of Merriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition. I did not know that Lewis was a botanist and discovered, identified and wrote copious information on plantlife unknown heretofore, and about animals never seen in the east. It really explained the significance
of their expedition. You also learn a lot about the fur trade, and many of the Indian nations. It was a bit dry for me. I prefer historical novels with more action, i.e. "Long Knife" by James Alexander Thom. All of Thom's books are great and also teach you a lot about American history.


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