Undaunted Courage

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126178
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, provided invaluable scientific data on the flora and fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory, and established the American claim to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a vivid backdrop for the expedition. Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back thirty years. Next comes Clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson’s. There are numerous Indian chiefs, and Sacagawea, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition, along with the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, the French and Spanish fur traders of St. Louis, John Quincy Adams, and many more leading political, scientific, and military figures of the turn of the century. High adventure, high politics, suspense, drama, and diplomacy combine with high romance and personal tragedy to make this outstanding work of scholarship as readable as a novel.

Undaunted Courage

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780684826974
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, provided invaluable scientific data on the flora and fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory, and established the American claim to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a vivid backdrop for the expedition. Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back thirty years. Next comes Clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson’s. There are numerous Indian chiefs, and Sacagawea, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition, along with the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, the French and Spanish fur traders of St. Louis, John Quincy Adams, and many more leading political, scientific, and military figures of the turn of the century. High adventure, high politics, suspense, drama, and diplomacy combine with high romance and personal tragedy to make this outstanding work of scholarship as readable as a novel.

Undaunted Courage

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Presents a book review of "Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West" (ISBN 0-684-81107-3) by Stephen Ambrose and published by Simon and Schuster. Explains that Ambrose discusses the relationships between Meriwether, Jefferson, and William Clark, as well as recounting the journey of the Corps of Discovery (1804-1806).

Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Susan E. Hamen
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617851701
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Explores the Lewis and Clark Expedition and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.

Bitterroot

Author: Patricia Tyson Stroud
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812294718
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In America's early national period, Meriwether Lewis was a towering figure. Selected by Thomas Jefferson to lead the expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase, he was later rewarded by Jefferson with the governorship of the entire Louisiana Territory. Yet within three years, plagued by controversy over administrative expenses, Lewis found his reputation and career in tatters. En route to Washington to clear his name, he died mysteriously in a crude cabin on the Natchez Trace in Tennessee. Was he a suicide, felled by his own alcoholism and mental instability? Most historians have agreed. Patricia Tyson Stroud reads the evidence to posit another, even darker, ending for Lewis. Stroud uses Lewis's find, the bitterroot flower, with its nauseously pungent root, as a symbol for his reputation as a purported suicide. It was this reputation that Thomas Jefferson promulgated in the memoir he wrote prefacing the short account of Lewis's historic expedition published five years after his death. Without investigation of any kind, Jefferson, Lewis's mentor from boyhood, reiterated undocumented assertions of Lewis's serious depression and alcoholism. That Lewis was the courageous leader of the first expedition to explore the continent from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean has been overshadowed by presuppositions about the nature of his death. Stroud peels away the layers of misinformation and gossip that have obscured Lewis's rightful reputation. Through a retelling of his life, from his resourceful youth to the brilliance of his leadership and accomplishments as a man, Bitterroot shows that Jefferson's mystifying assertion about the death of his protégé is the long-held bitter root of the Meriwether Lewis story.

Explorers of the American West Mapping the World through Primary Documents

Author: Jay H. Buckley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610697324
Format: PDF
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With original primary source documents, this anthology brings readers into the vast unknown 19th-century American West—through the eyes of the explorers who saw it for the first time. • Collects primary source materials such as journal entries, book excerpts, and maps from various 19th-century American explorers, enabling readers to "discover" the vast unknown American West, as seen for the first time by those of European descent • Includes a topical guide to aid readers in cross-referencing entries • Presents illustrations and photographs as well as original textual documents and maps

Todfeinde

Author: C.J. Box
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641085691
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die Nachricht trifft Joe Pickett wie ein Schlag: Sein Kollege und Vorbild Will Jensen wurde erschossen in seinem Haus gefunden. Selbstmord. Nun soll Joe den toten Wildhüter vertreten, doch kaum in Jackson angekommen, beginnt auch sein Leben außer Kontrolle zu geraten. Zu viele Parteien kämpfen unerbittlich um die Nutzung der idyllischen Berglandschaft, und sie schrecken vor nichts zurück. Joe ist sich bald sicher: Sein Freund hat sich nicht freiwillig das Leben genommen.

The Calamity Papers

Author: Dale L. Walker
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466813725
Format: PDF
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Spur Award-winning author, Dale L. Walker continues what he started in Legends and Lies, by uncovering the truth around some of the American West's most famous and infamous figures. Leaving no figure sacred and no stone unturned, Walker dives deep into some of the most enduring myths and legends of the Old West: *What was the real story behind the death of Meriwether Lewis--suicicide or homicide? *Did Pat Garrett really kill Billy the Kid, or did the Kid fake his own death and live to a ripe old age? *What was the real relationship between Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane? *And who was the woman who claimed to have proof that she was their daughter? *Was Jack London killed or did he take his own life? *Who burned Wolf House to the ground? Asking these and many more questions, The Calamity Papers sheds some necessary light on our history by taking a closer look at some its heroes. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Legends and Lies

Author: Dale L. Walker
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466812923
Format: PDF, ePub
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"All of history is mystery," Dale L. Walker says, and he proves his point in this lively, humorous--and rational--approach to the West's greatest puzzles. Did Davy Crockett, for example, go down swinging Ol' Betsy, defending the ramparts of the Alamo--or was he captured? Who is buried in Jesse James's grave? Was the man Pat Garrett shot that night really Billy the Kid? How did Black Bart, "the gentleman bandit," disappear? Did Sacajawea, the famous "Bird Woman" who scouted for Lewis and Clark, die twice? The possibilities unfold as Walker brings together little-known facts and the elusive connections that shed light on the biggest enigmas of the American West. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.