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 Barrett Whitener

Simon & Schuster Audio
21.65 Hours Unabridged
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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 led brilliantly but considered the mission a failure. After suffering several periods of depression -- and despite his status as national hero -- Lewis died mysteriously, apparently by his own hand.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 1996 Spur Award for Historical Nonfiction

Winner of the 1997 Ambassador Book Award for American Studies

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 led brilliantly but considered the mission a failure. After suffering several periods of depression -- and despite his status as national hero -- Lewis died mysteriously, apparently by his own hand.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.”  Chicago Tribune
“Ambrose uses his skill with detail and atmosphere to dust off an icon and put him back on the trail west. Publishers Weekly
“An eminently readable resource.”  School Library Journal
“Specialists will appreciate this biography, but general readers will also be enthralled by Ambrose’s well-written account.”  Library Journal
“Ambrose’s epic, a combination of rhapsody and reality, feels like a final glimpse at a pristine Eden before the crowd of trappers and settlers altered it forever.”  Booklist

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 21.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English