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Lewis & Clark: Voyage of Discovery

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Pictures, period illustrations, and maps adorn the pages of Ambrose's coffee-table record of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Following Undaunted Courage, his bestselling biography of Merriweather Lewis, Voyage of Discovery offers a more general story that is peppered with Ambrose's contemporary input. The author's personal narrative is well researched – he and his family, avid Lewis and Clark enthusiasts, spend their summers tracing the path made famous by the two explorers. Ambrose has devoted over thirty years of his own life studying the lives of Lewis and Clark; his knowledge and experience are made neatly available in a book that contains valuable insight and Sam Abell's outstanding photography.

Publisher Comments:

Lewis & Clark

Probably no one knows more about Meriwether Lewis and William Clark than bestselling author and historian Stephen Ambrose, and Lewis & Clark: Voyage of Discovery reflects his superb command of — and deep affection for — this epic American journey.

Highlighted by Sam Abell's stunning photographs, this engrossing historical narrative interweaves choice entries from the explorers' journals with the author's own latter-day chronicle of how he and his family continue to discover the Trail today.

Here is the whole extraordinary saga, from its visionary spark in Thomas Jefferson's mind to the expedition itself, with its hardships and adventures. Ambrose's own observations offer a modern look at the land and those who live in it, including the Native American descendants of the tribes who stood between Lewis and Clark and the Pacific Ocean.

Superlative history, breathtaking photography, and an epic tale of exploration, endurance, and enterprise — the classic ingredients that readers everywhere have come to expect from National Geographic.

Book News Annotation:

A predictable NGS book: clear, direct writing, spectacular photography, fine maps and reproductions of period illustrations. Relies heavily on the journals and secondary sources. It is an inviting and effective place to open a study of the explorers with a modest bibliography. Printed in landscape attitude: 11" x 9". Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Lewis & Clark

Probably no one knows more about Meriwether Lewis and William Clark than bestselling author and historian Stephen Ambrose, and Lewis & Clark: Voyage of Discovery reflects his superb command of — and deep affection for — this epic American journey.

Highlighted by Sam Abell's stunning photographs, this engrossing historical narrative interweaves choice entries from the explorers' journals with the author's own latter-day chronicle of how he and his family continue to discover the Trail today.

Here is the whole extraordinary saga, from its visionary spark in Thomas Jefferson's mind to the expedition itself, with its hardships and adventures. Ambrose's own observations offer a modern look at the land and those who live in it, including the Native American descendants of the tribes who stood between Lewis and Clark and the Pacific Ocean.

Superlative history, breathtaking photography, and an epic tale of exploration, endurance, and enterprise — the classic ingredients that readers everywhere have come to expect from National Geographic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792270843
Photographs:
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Author:
Abell, Sam
Author:
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Author:
Abell, Sam
Publisher:
National Geographic
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Lewis and clark expedition (1804-1806)
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19981001
Binding:
Board book Child's book with all pages printed on board
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.46x11.12x.89 in. 2.79 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Lewis & Clark

Probably no one knows more about Meriwether Lewis and William Clark than bestselling author and historian Stephen Ambrose, and Lewis & Clark: Voyage of Discovery reflects his superb command of — and deep affection for — this epic American journey.

Highlighted by Sam Abell's stunning photographs, this engrossing historical narrative interweaves choice entries from the explorers' journals with the author's own latter-day chronicle of how he and his family continue to discover the Trail today.

Here is the whole extraordinary saga, from its visionary spark in Thomas Jefferson's mind to the expedition itself, with its hardships and adventures. Ambrose's own observations offer a modern look at the land and those who live in it, including the Native American descendants of the tribes who stood between Lewis and Clark and the Pacific Ocean.

Superlative history, breathtaking photography, and an epic tale of exploration, endurance, and enterprise — the classic ingredients that readers everywhere have come to expect from National Geographic.

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