On reflection many months after finishing, this was the best book I ve read this year so far One of my all time favorites now It didn t want the story to end. Following Orders From President Thomas Jefferson, Captains Meriwether Lewis And William Clark Set Out From Their Wintering Camp In Illinois In To Search For A River Passage To The Pacific Ocean This Is The Riveting Account Of Their Journey In Their Own Words, Recorded In The Famous Journals Of Lewis And Clark, The Members Of The Corps Of Discovery Tell Their Story With An Immediacy And Power Missing From Secondhand Accounts All Of Their Triumphs And Terrors Are Here The Thrill Of Seeing The Vast Herds Of Bison, The Fear The Captains Felt When Sacagawea Fell Ill, The Ordeal Of Crossing The Continental Divide The Natural Wonders Of An Unspoiled America Are Here, And The Lives And Customs Of Its Native Peoples Also Vividly Come To Life, Making For A Living Drama That Is Humorous, Poignant And, At Least Once, Tragic Editor Gary E Moulton Blends The Narrative Highlights Of His Definitive Nebraska Edition Of The Lewis And Clark Journals To Bring Forth The Voices Of The Enlisted Men And Of The Native Americans, Heard For The First Time Alongside The Words Of The Captains Fascinating insight. One of the best adventures I have ever read Even better that it s real Unbelievable how they survived this massive challenge and made history These are the journals from the Corps of Discovery that locks away these 28 months of exploration of a territory we now only take for granted It can be difficult to appreciate the bravery and complexity of such a time when communications, sustenance, let alone survival, was never assured The skills and discipline of these people contributed greatly to the understanding of the broader land and its inhabitants, foliage and fauna during a time when it was considered foreign land I would recommend complimenting these journals with the book Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. These historical journals are fascinating Everyone is familiar with the mission of Lewis and Clark, experiencing the action through their journals makes it clear how little they knew when they jumped into this chore They were frequently faced with death as they came to know, sometimes trusted and often fled from the native americans they encountered They also become lost in and learned of the vast geography the United States has to offer This book is beautiful.
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- The Lewis And Clark Journals: An American Epic Of Discovery Library Edition
- Gary E. Moulton
- 10 July 2018 Gary E. Moulton