Journals of Lewis and Clarkby John Bakeless, William Clark
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's remarkable chronicle of their Voyage of Discovery across the pristine, uncharted wilderness of the American West occupies a unique place in American literature. To a young republic barely a dozen years old, the Journals offered not only a pathbreaking work of natural history, but the equivalent of a national poem: a magnificent epic for an unfinished nation.
From 1804 to 1806 Captain Lewis and Captain Clark led their intrepid expeditionary crew on an 8,000-mile trek - from the mouth of the Missouri to the Pacific outlet of the Columbia River. Paddling in canoes and riding on Indian horses, the "Corps of Discovery" confronted breathtaking mountains, white-water rapids, charging buffalo. The Journals of Lewis and Clark records a natural world never before seen by white men: Edenic landscapes, mysterious native peoples, and the first descriptions of hundreds of plants and animals (coyotes, bighorns, prairie dogs, jackrabbits, kit foxes, and Ursus horribilis, the grizzly bear).
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Meet the Author
Bernard DeVoto (1897-1955), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was a renowned scholar-historian of the American West and one of the country's greatest men of letters.
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