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The Resource Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West, Stephen E. Ambrose

Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West, Stephen E. Ambrose

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Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West
Title
Undaunted courage
Title remainder
Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West
Statement of responsibility
Stephen E. Ambrose
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This sweeping adventure story presents an account of one of the most momentous journeys of American history, Lewis and Clark's expedition up the Missouri. It follows the Lewis and Clark expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific, through heat-stopping moments of the actual trip, to Lewis' lonely demise on the Natchez Trace. Along the way, it shows us the American west as Lewis saw it- wild, awesome, and pristinely beautiful. This book is a stunningly told action tale that will delight readers for generations. -- Publisher description
Summary
In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Merriwether 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, endured incredible hardships and saw incredible sights
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 1996.
  • Spur Award for Historical Nonfiction, 1997.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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155203
Cataloging source
OKX
Dewey number
  • 917.804/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F592.7
LC item number
.A49 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West
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Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West, Stephen E. Ambrose
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Copyright
Note
  • "A Touchstone book."
  • Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-506) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Youth (1774-1792) -- Planter (1792-1794) -- Soldier (1794-1800) -- Thomas Jefferson's America (1801) -- The President's secretary (1801-1802) -- The origins of the expedition (1750-1802) -- Preparing for the expedition (January-June 1803) -- Washington to Pittsburgh (June-August 1803) -- Down the Ohio (September-November 1803) -- Up the Mississippi to winter camp (November 1803-March 1804) -- Ready to depart (April-May 21, 1804) -- Up the Missouri (May-July 1804) -- Entering Indian Country (August 1804) -- Encounter with the Sioux (September 1804) -- To the Mandans (Fall 1804) -- Winter at Fort Mandan (December 21, 1804-March 21, 1805) -- Report from Fort Mandan (March 22-April 6,1805) -- From Fort Mandan to Marias River (April 7-June 2, 1805) -- From Marias River to Great Falls (June 3-June 20, 1805) -- The Great Portage (June 16-July 14, 1805) -- Looking for the Shoshones (July 15-August 12, 1805) -- Over the Continental Divide (August 13-August 31, 1805) -- Lewis as ethnographer : the Shoshones -- Over the Bitterroots (September 1-October 6, 1805) -- Down the Columbia (October 8-December 7, 1805) -- Fort Clatsop (December 8, 1805-March 23, 1806) -- Lewis as ethnographer : the Clatsops and the Chinooks -- Jefferson and the West (1804-1806) -- Return to the Nez Percé (March 23-June 9, 1806) -- The Lolo Trail (June 10-July 2, 1806) -- The Marias Exploration (July 3-July 28, 1806) -- The last leg (July 29-September 22, 1806) -- Reporting to the President (September 23-December 31, 1806) -- Washington (January-March 1807) -- Philadelphia (April-July 1807) -- Virginia (August 1806-March 1807) -- St. Louis (March-December 1808) -- St. Louis (January- August 1809) -- Last voyage (September 3-October 11, 1809)
Control code
374272
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Touchstone edition.
Extent
521 pages
Isbn
9780684811079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780684811079
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36887028
  • (OCoLC)36887028
Label
Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West, Stephen E. Ambrose
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Touchstone book."
  • Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-506) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Youth (1774-1792) -- Planter (1792-1794) -- Soldier (1794-1800) -- Thomas Jefferson's America (1801) -- The President's secretary (1801-1802) -- The origins of the expedition (1750-1802) -- Preparing for the expedition (January-June 1803) -- Washington to Pittsburgh (June-August 1803) -- Down the Ohio (September-November 1803) -- Up the Mississippi to winter camp (November 1803-March 1804) -- Ready to depart (April-May 21, 1804) -- Up the Missouri (May-July 1804) -- Entering Indian Country (August 1804) -- Encounter with the Sioux (September 1804) -- To the Mandans (Fall 1804) -- Winter at Fort Mandan (December 21, 1804-March 21, 1805) -- Report from Fort Mandan (March 22-April 6,1805) -- From Fort Mandan to Marias River (April 7-June 2, 1805) -- From Marias River to Great Falls (June 3-June 20, 1805) -- The Great Portage (June 16-July 14, 1805) -- Looking for the Shoshones (July 15-August 12, 1805) -- Over the Continental Divide (August 13-August 31, 1805) -- Lewis as ethnographer : the Shoshones -- Over the Bitterroots (September 1-October 6, 1805) -- Down the Columbia (October 8-December 7, 1805) -- Fort Clatsop (December 8, 1805-March 23, 1806) -- Lewis as ethnographer : the Clatsops and the Chinooks -- Jefferson and the West (1804-1806) -- Return to the Nez Percé (March 23-June 9, 1806) -- The Lolo Trail (June 10-July 2, 1806) -- The Marias Exploration (July 3-July 28, 1806) -- The last leg (July 29-September 22, 1806) -- Reporting to the President (September 23-December 31, 1806) -- Washington (January-March 1807) -- Philadelphia (April-July 1807) -- Virginia (August 1806-March 1807) -- St. Louis (March-December 1808) -- St. Louis (January- August 1809) -- Last voyage (September 3-October 11, 1809)
Control code
374272
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Touchstone edition.
Extent
521 pages
Isbn
9780684811079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780684811079
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36887028
  • (OCoLC)36887028

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