Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose audiobook

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson And The Opening Of The American West

By Stephen E. Ambrose
Read by Cotter Smith

Simon & Schuster Audio
4.55 Hours Abridged
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In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and mighty Columbia -- down to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights. With great perseverance, they worked their way into an unexplored West and when they returned two years later, they had long since been given up for dead. Lewis is supported by a variety of colorful characters: Jefferson and his vision of the West; Clark, the artist and map-maker; and Lewis -- the enigma, who let brilliantly but considered the mission a failure After suffering several periods of depression -- and despite his status as a national hero -- Lewis died mysteriously, apparently by his own hand.

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A New York Times bestseller

In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and mighty Columbia -- down to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights. With great perseverance, they worked their way into an unexplored West and when they returned two years later, they had long since been given up for dead.
Lewis is supported by a variety of colorful characters: Jefferson and his vision of the West; Clark, the artist and map-maker; and Lewis -- the enigma, who let brilliantly but considered the mission a failure After suffering several periods of depression -- and despite his status as a national hero -- Lewis died mysteriously, apparently by his own hand.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Ken Burns Stephen Ambrose is that rare breed: a historian with true passion for his subject. Here he takes one of the great, but also one of the most superficially considered, stories in American history and breathes fresh life into it. Lewis comes alive as we've never known him.
“Ambrose takes us into the interior of an adventure filled with high romance and personal tragedy involving the greatest expedition ever undertaken in the history of this country.”  Paul Theroux, author of The Great Railway Bazaar
“A swiftly moving, full-dress treatment of the expedition…A lively retelling of the journey of the two captains conveyed with passionate enthusiasm by Mr. Ambrose.”  New York Times Book Review
Undaunted Courage is a work of love: rhapsodic and heroic.”  Wall Street Journal
“A fine and important book, intelligently conceived and splendidly written.”  Washington Post Book World
“[Ambrose] not only captures the romance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in Undaunted Courage…he also superbly delineates the cultural and political context out of which it arose…Ambrose brilliantly reconstructs the expedition from Lewis’ point of view.”  San Francisco Chronicle

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English