The Essential Lewis and Clark

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Harper Collins, Mar 19, 2002 - History - 224 pages

The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. Through these tales of adventure, edited and annotated by American Book Award nominee Landon Jones, we meet Indian peoples and see the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and western rivers the way Lewis and Clark first observed them -- majestic, pristine, uncharted, and awe-inspiring.

 

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

This is an important part of our American history. Traveling up the Missouri was the "easy" part of the trip, but even more than 200 years later I think it would be quite an adventure. Of course ... Read full review

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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

This is a book of "distilled" journals from the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1803-1806. Since it's extracted, it's very abbreviated and, supposedly, the boring parts are left out. I discovered a few ... Read full review

Contents

VOLUME TWO
42
VOLUME THREE
105
VOLUME FOUR
140
VOLUME FIVE
154
Lewiss Shortcut to the Missouri and Exploration of Marias River
168
Clarks Exploration of the Yellowstone
181
Letter from Lewis to Jefferson
198
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Landon Y. Jones is the author of Great Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation. He has reported, written, and edited at Life, Time, Money, and People magazines. He is a member of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council.

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