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Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West / Stephen E. Ambrose.

Book Book (1997, ©1996.)
Description: 521 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1997, ©1996.
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  • ISBN: 0684811073
  • ISBN: 9780684811079
General Note:
"A Touchstone book."
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-506) and index.
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 the 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 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) -- Lewis as ethnographer: the Shoshones -- Over the Bitterroots (September 1-October 6, 1805) -- Down the Columbia (October 8-December 7, 1805) -- Fort Clatsop (December 8, 1805-March 23, 1806) -- Lewis as ethnograper: the Clatsops and the Chinooks -- 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).
Summary:
This sweeping adventure story presents an account of one of the most momentous journeys of American history, Lewis and Clark's expedition up the Missouri. It follows the Lewis and Clark expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific, through heat-stopping moments of the actual trip, to Lewis' lonely demise on the Natchez Trace. Along the way, it shows us the American west as Lewis saw it- wild, awesome, and pristinely beautiful. This book is a stunningly told action tale that will delight readers for generations. -- Publisher description
Citation: Ambrose, Stephen E. "Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West." New York : Simon & Schuster, 1997, ©1996.

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