Lewis and Clark: How the Explorers' Corps of Discovery Transformed North America - BiographyFor such an iconic American subject, the literature of the Lewis and Clark expedition is surprisingly sparse, probably because the journals themselves, until the Moulton edition made them widely available, were so difficult to find in a complete authoritative form. We do not have too many books about Lewis and Clark; we have too few. Here are the 10 best. Gary E. Moulton, ed. If you want Lewis and Clark whole, this is the edition to buy.
Lewis and Clark: How the Explorers' Corps of Discovery Transformed North America
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The expedition of Lewis and Clark is more than just an adventure. The Corps of Discovery expedition, as it was officially known, was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson , in , shortly after the Louisiana Purchase. Louis, across the Continental Divide , to the Pacific Ocean. Though the mission failed to meet its goal of finding a water route to the Pacific, the historic journey of Lewis and Clark is thrilling to consider, even two centuries later. Considered the definitive telling of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Undaunted Courage is based largely on the two men's diaries. Ambrose, a preeminent historian, nicely fills in the gaps of Lewis' and Clark's personal accounts, giving insight into their companions on the journey, and the backdrop of the then-uncharted American West.
Lists It Appears On:. They observed and documented scores of animals, including the Great Plains wolf, mule deer, prairie dogs, grizzly bears, and salmon. Several species and subspecies of mammals, birds, and fish previously unknown to science were recorded for the first time; the information gathered would serve as the basis of scientific study for years to come. Collected here are stunning photographs by William Munoz that catalog the diverse array of wildlife witnessed by Lewis and Clark. Nature lovers and history buffs alike will be intrigued by this unusual account of the journey, whose bicentennial will soon be celebrated. Zoa L. Swayne presents the Native Americans who befriended Lewis and Clark as living, breathing, and colorful individuals, as she paints a vivid and memorable portrait of Nez Perce life and culture.
The 75+ Additional Best Books About The Lewis And Clark Expedition
It was the greatest explorative expedition the young United States of America had ever known. Louis, Missouri, with a group of hearty, eager explorers. Along the way it would chart the course of Manifest Destiny, transforming the continent of North America forever. The problem? Most of the land had never been seen by a citizen of the United States of America.
Noble young partners, courageous and self-reliant, they were role models for generations of American youths. Even in this high-tech age of space exploration, their bold, month, 8,mile expedition across largely unknown Western lands from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back in remains one of the most enthralling adventure stories in American history. Not so well known to the general reader is the context that surrounded the expedition. Among its many elements were the dedicated role of President Thomas Jefferson as the driving force behind the enterprise; Jefferson's visionary guidance of Lewis during the preparations for the trip; the impact of the ''Corps of Discovery'' on Western Indian nations, the fur trade and the future of the American West; and the frustrations after the explorers came home, climaxed by the shocking tragedy of Lewis's death in a lonely and remote inn on Tennessee's Natchez Trace three years after his triumphant return.