Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose, the bestselling author of D-Day, presents the definitive account of one of the most momentous journeys in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific,... show more
In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose, the bestselling author of D-Day, presents the definitive account of one of the most momentous journeys in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific, through the heart-stopping moments of the actual trip, to Lewis's lonely demise on the Natchez Trace. Along the way, Ambrose shows us the American West as Lewis saw it—wild, awsome, and pristinely beautiful. Undaunted Courage is a stunningly told action tale that will delight readers for generations.
Publish date: June 2nd 1997
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 521
Edition language: English
This is a book both entertaining and educational--a gripping read that gave me a picture of a trail-breaking expedition of exploration and adventure that ranked not far behind the voyages of Columbus and Captain Cook in importance. I knew little of this expedition beyond that it was associated with ...
Large, thick books do not scare me. If you've delved into my blog here at all, you'll quickly learn that I read constantly and I read epic fantasy for fun. The longer, the better. The more characters and plot lines, even better. With one exception, or wait, two exceptions. I tried but didn't like G....
Undaunted Courage gets 4.5 Stars. Stephen Ambrose brings a special passion to this tale of exploration. Ambrose relates in the foreword, his lifelong fascination and exploration of the Lewis and Clark adventure. I like how he brings all the characters, Lewis, Clark, Jefferson, various Indian chiefs,...
A very interesting and well-researched work on two of America's most legendary explorers. Ambrose is a very thorough and intelligent historian; his publications are always detailed in the right places and delve into greater depth at particularly fascinating pieces of the story. Ambrose does a part...
I listened to the audio version. It was interesting and definitely worth the read. I think at times that Ambrose could have done better making the exciting parts of the trip more exciting. Otherwise, a great introduction to Lewis and Clark's journey.