Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

Format:  Paperback,

528 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: May 2004

ISBN-13: 9780689848254

ISBN-10: 0689848250

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In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose, the bestselling author od "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, awsome, and pristinely beautiful. "Undaunted Courage" is a stunningly told action tale that will delight readers for generations.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Jun 1997
ISBN-13: 9780684826974
ISBN-10: 0684826976
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 528
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.5 x 1.25

About the author

Biography of Ambrose, Stephen E.

Historian Stephen E. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana. Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. He is also the founder and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. His works include D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan.

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Review by Library Journal (1996-02-01)

It has been 30 years since the last biography of Meriwether Lewis (Richard Dillon's Meriwether Lewis: A Biography, 1965). Ambrose (history, Univ. of New Orleans), best known for his histories and biographies of the 1940-90 period, uses the journals and documents that have turned up since then, as well as the traditional sources, to craft a careful and detailed biography of Lewis that will stand as the standard account for some time to come.

Ambrose not only recounts the expedition Lewis led with Clark but also explains how Lewis came to head it, how he prepared for this task, and how his life unfolded after he returned to Washington and reported to Jefferson. Specialists will appreciate this biography, but general readers will also be enthralled by Ambrose's well-written account. This book belongs in all libraries.

[Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/15/95.] - Stephen H. Peters, Northern Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Regional Book Award, 1997 (United States)
  • Ambassador Book Awards, 1996 (United States)
  • American Library Association Notable Books, 1997 (United States)
  • Spur Awards, 1997 (United States)

Book description

In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose, the bestselling author od 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, awsome, and pristinely beautiful. Undaunted Courage is a stunningly told action tale that will delight readers for generations.

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