This selection of the Lewis and Clark journals, compiled by Harvard scholar John Bakeless, is the perfect selection for readers with a general interest in Lewis and Clark. Bakeless has edited down the voluminous journals into a relatively concise collection of the most interesting and typical journal entries. Unlike many of the other editions available, he has also corrected and reworked the spelling, punctuation, and grammar of the original writers ? which was erratic to say the least ? in order to make the journals more readable for a contemporary audience.