Undaunted Courage - Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose
Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a vivid backdrop for the expedition. Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back thirty years. Next comes Clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson’s. There are numerous Indian chiefs, and Sacagawea, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition, along with the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, the French and Spanish fur traders of St. Louis, John Quincy Adams, and many more leading political, scientific, and military figures of the turn of the century.
This paperback book is in very good condition with minor imperfections to the cover. Pages in very good condition.
ISBN 10: 0684826976 / ISBN 13: 9780684826974
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publishing Date: 1996