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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson And The Opening Of The American West

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen E. Ambrose

Narrated By: Barrett Whitener

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: June 1996

Duration: 22 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and mighty Columbia -- down to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights. With great perseverance, they worked their way into an unexplored West and when they returned two years later, they had long since been given up for dead.
Lewis is supported by a variety of colorful characters: Jefferson and his vision of the West; Clark, the artist and map-maker; and Lewis -- the enigma, who led brilliantly but considered the mission a failure. After suffering several periods of depression -- and despite his status as national hero -- Lewis died mysteriously, apparently by his own hand.

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  • Anonymous

    This is a great book gives you a new understanding of what Lewis and Clark accomplished and the men themselves

  • Anonymous

    Very good book. Loved the narration. Felt like I was part of the story and actually there.

  • Kathy Gleason

    A wonderful read, thank you for making this available to us.

  • james carroll

    Fascinating story of a journey into the unknown, and the unique men perfectyl suited for the task.

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