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Posted March 14, 2010
The author provides a broad background of material about the young Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, giving a shallow treatment of their young lives, family environment and the situation in the nation at the time. This is good enough as an initial exploration of the two and their contribution to the expansion of the nation, as well as a brief sketch of the political situation of the United States in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. But in depth? Hardly. Some of the sidebars are helpful in providing more detail and are interesting in and of themselves. As an initial survey of the subject matter, it revealed little to me that I had not already gained from elementary school some 50 years ago. I bought it specifically to read to fifth graders in my grandson's elementary school and they do seem to be absorbed in the material. I present expanded information gained through my own educational experiences in US and world history and life over the past 65 years. I would recommend this book as an initial exploration only, with further study needed to "flesh out" the missing details. The included bibliography and source notes sections are especially useful in this case, and a valid reason to pick this book up for younger readers interested in the development of the United States after its establishment in 1783.
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Posted September 29, 2010
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