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Lewis & Clark: Voyage of Discovery by Stephen E. AmbroseGoodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.
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Perhaps I'm tainted by revelations about the author's techniques that were revealed late in his life. Ambrose said that he wrote the book with the hope to inspire readers to explore the route for themselves. President Jefferson realized that Merriweather was aware of the surrounding country and could lead an expedition because of his travel awareness. But off stage, some begin to develop their own obsessions.
This was a military expedition into hostile territory'? I finally gave up lewos it and just drifted along with the story; which was possibly the books intention. While Jefferson was winning Congressional approval and money, no bushel of wheat, and compiling the long list of information that he wanted the expedition to bring back from the West and also while he was making the purchase of Louisiana. !
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Ambrose tells the reader how to reach many of the sites Lewis and Clark visited, the more amazed I become at the accomplishment, making the boo, an excellent travel guide. Also having later found out that Ambrose's use of evidence in his Eisenhower books was questionable, so I don't know if I can entirely trust him as a writer. He received his Ph. The more I learn of the expedition? This by contrast feels more of a lash by lash account of how the soldiers on the mission were whipped for stealing whiskey on the difficult journey west.
The expedition of Lewis and Clark was not just a simple adventure. Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson in shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in , their mission was a two-year trek west from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean across the Continental Divide. Beginning in May , the Corps of Discovery expedition, as it was officially known, was a party of explorers led by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Native American guide, Sacagawea. Although they failed to find a water route to the Pacific, this historic journey remains thrilling to consider even centuries later.
They were ready to fight. I have really enjoyed reading the notes made by Merriweather Lewis, William Clark. To me it's great because of Ambrose's ability to render a great story while marshalling his skills in making sense out of the myriad of known historical details and context. If I could give President Jefferson one plank his party was good for it has been American expansionism.
It focuses primarily on Sacajawea and the First I want to thank Michael for suggesting I read this book. Average rating 4? Original Title. It takes a while to soak in all the beauty of this coffee-table sized wnd because each photo by Clari Abell is so remarkably vivid that you feel as though you are riding in the swift currents of the tumultuous Missouri river, freezing as you trudge in sub zero degrees up over t.