Those Tremendous Mountains: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Those Tremendous Mountains: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by David Freeman Hawke, Meriwether Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393317749

ISBN-13: 9780393317749

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Reissued for the 200th anniversary: "High and heroic adventure.... An exhilarating story of bravery, self-discipline, and firm resolve, and Mr. Hawke tells it uncommonly well."—The New Yorker
In 1804 Lewis and Clark set off to explore the new lands of the Louisiana Purchase. They were acting as the eyes and ears of President Thomas Jefferson, who had an

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Reissued for the 200th anniversary: "High and heroic adventure.... An exhilarating story of bravery, self-discipline, and firm resolve, and Mr. Hawke tells it uncommonly well."—The New Yorker
In 1804 Lewis and Clark set off to explore the new lands of the Louisiana Purchase. They were acting as the eyes and ears of President Thomas Jefferson, who had an insatiable curiosity about what lay between the Mississippi and the Pacific. One contingency for which they were not prepared was the awesome geography of the Rocky Mountains. Including excerpts from Lewis and Clark's journals and putting their scientific achievements in context, David Hawke presents a riveting story of this dramatic journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393317749
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
(Reissued)
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
634,888
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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