Lewis and Clark: An American Journey

Lewis and Clark: An American Journey

by Daniel B. Thorp
     
 

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Lewis and Clark: An American Journey is a stunningly illustrated volume of the classic American history of two visionaries and their troops, who braved the unknown to find a way overland to the Pacific. From the impetus for the journey and Jefferson's reasons for wanting to send an exploring party into the unknown West to the adventures the Corps of Discovery

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Lewis and Clark: An American Journey is a stunningly illustrated volume of the classic American history of two visionaries and their troops, who braved the unknown to find a way overland to the Pacific. From the impetus for the journey and Jefferson's reasons for wanting to send an exploring party into the unknown West to the adventures the Corps of Discovery experienced on their travels to their triumphant return, Lewis and Clark recounts the story in an engrossing style. Filled with fascinating excerpts from the journals of the men on the trip, Lewis and Clark brings alive the danger and excitement of this journey into virgin territory.

Includes:

  • Glorious color photographs of the land the Corps of Discovery passed through, much of which appears the same today

  • Historical maps, drawn by members of the Lewis and Clark expedition, as well as maps by modern cartographers

  • Fascinating sidebars on lesser-known aspects of the expedition, such as the man who first crossed the continent and the European medicine Clark brought to the natives on the trip.

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    Booknews
    Chronicles the journey of Lewis and Clark with numerous color photographs, maps, and drawings. Thorp (history, Virginia Polytechnic Institute) includes excerpts from the journals of Lewis and Clark and others on the expedition, sketches of flora, fauna, and landscapes, and sidebars which highlight expedition trivia. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780760748091
    Publisher:
    Sterling Publishing
    Publication date:
    09/01/2003
    Pages:
    160

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