Monday, March 3, 2008

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West by 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 trip, to Lewis's lonely demise on the Natchez Trace. Along the way, Ambrose shows us the American West as Lewis saw it-wild, awesome, and pristinely beautiful. Undaunted Courage is a stunningly told action tale that will delight readers for generations. - SBCL

The Lewis and Clark Expedition is recounted within the context of the physical, political, and social ramifications of the early nineteenth century. Authoritative and readable, this account addresses military training, interracial relations, the role of women in nineteenth-century western America, and the development of friendship among co-workers and fellow explorers. -CDE

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