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Stephen E. Ambrose

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Language: English

Pages: 521

Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (April 23, 2013)


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From the bestselling writer of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive publication on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana buy, the main momentous excursion in American historical past and one of many nice experience tales of all time.In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson chosen his own secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to guide a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and again. Lewis and his companion, Captain William Clark, made the 1st map of the trans-Mississippi West, supplied valuable medical information at the wildlife of the Louisiana buy territory, and proven the yank declare to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Ambrose has pieced jointly formerly unknown information regarding climate, terrain, and scientific wisdom on the time to supply a bright backdrop for the day trip. Lewis is supported by means of a wealthy number of colourful characters, to begin with Jefferson himself, whose curiosity in exploring and buying the yank West went again thirty years. subsequent comes Clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson’s. there are many Indian chiefs, and Sacagawea, the Indian woman who observed the day trip, in addition to the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the nice naturalists of Philadelphia, the French and Spanish fur investors of St. Louis, John Quincy Adams, and plenty of extra top political, medical, and armed forces figures of the flip of the century. excessive experience, excessive politics, suspense, drama, and international relations mix with excessive romance and private tragedy to make this extraordinary paintings of scholarship as readable as a singular.


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