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Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West

Author: Stephen E Ambrose
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1996] ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though primarily a biography of Meriwether Lewis, this book also provides fascinating sketches of Thomas Jefferson, William Clark, Sacagawea, & other contemporaries. From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Undaunted courage
(OCoLC)988573732
Named Person: Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Thomas Jefferson; William Clark; Thomas Jefferson; Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Thomas Jefferson; Meriwether Lewis; Thomas Jefferson; Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Meriwether Lewis; Thomas Jefferson; William Clark
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Ambrose
ISBN: 0684811073 9780684811079 9780684826974 0684826976
OCLC Number: 33044492
Awards: Mountains & Plains Book Award, 1997.
Description: 511 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Youth,1774-1792 --
Planter,1792-1794 --
Soldier,1794-1800 --
Thomas Jefferson's America,1801 --
The President's Secretary,1801-1802 --
The origins of the expedition,1750-1802 --
Preparing for the expedition, January-June 1803 --
Washington to Pittsburgh, June-August 1803 --
Down the Ohio, September-November 1803 --
Up the Mississippi to winter camp, November 1803-March 1804 --
Ready to depart, April- May 21,1804 --
Up the Missouri, May- July 1804 --
Entering Indian Country, August 1804 --
Encounter with Sioux, September 1804 --
To the Mandans, Fall 1804 --
Winter at Fort Mandan, December 21, 1804- March 21, 1805 --
Report from Fort Mandan, March 22-April 6, 1805 --
From Fort Mandan to Marias River, April 7-June 2, 1805 --
From Marias River to the Great Falls, June 3-June 20, 1805 --
The Great Portage, June 16-July 14, 1805 --
Looking for the Shoshones, July 15-August 12, 1805 --
Over the Continental Divide: August 13-August 31, 1805 --
Over the Bitterroots: September 1-October 6, 1805 --
Down the Columbia: October 8-December 7, 1805 --
Fort Clatsop: December 8, 1805-March 23, 1806 --
Jefferson and the West: 1804-1806 --
Return to the Nez Percé: March 23-June 9, 1806 --
The Lolo Trail: June 10-July 2, 1806 --
The Marias Exploration: July 3-July 28, 1806 --
The Last Leg: July 29-September 22, 1806 --
Reporting to the President: September 23-December 31, 1806 --
Washington: January-March 1807 --
Philadelphia: April-July 1807 --
Virginia: August 1806-March 1807 --
St. Louis: March-December 1808 --
St. Louis: January-August 1809 --
Last Voyage: September 3-October 11, 1809.
Responsibility: Stephen E. Ambrose.
Local System Bib Number:
30695100082537

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A chronicle of the two-and-a-half year journey of Lewis and Clark covers their incredible hardships and the contributions of Sacajawea.  Read more...
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Ken Burns Stephen Ambrose is that rare breed: a historian with true passion for his subject. Here he takes one of the great, but also one of the most superficially considered, stories in American Read more...

 
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