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First Across the Continent The story of the exploring expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1804-5-6
 
 

First Across the Continent The story of the exploring expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1804-5-6 [Kindle Edition]

Noah Brooks
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 421 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008479994
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An epic journey across a lost America 12 Oct 2011
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If you enjoy stories of adventure and exploration then read this. As officers in the army of the young United States Lewis and Clark were commissioned by President Jefferson to explore the western lands newly bought from France; the Louisiana Purchase. In May 1804 they set out from St Louis and made their way up the Missouri as far as its source in the Rocky Mountains. Crossing the mountains they then followed the Columbia river to the Pacific coast. Then they returned arriving back in St Louis in September 1806.
This is the story of that epic journey through forests and across prairies, navigating rapids and crossing mountain passes, encountering huge herds of buffalo and passing through the territory of one Indian tribe after another. Truly it is a thought provoking journey through a lost America. Both Lewis and Clark kept copious journals and this account of their travels published nearly a hundred years later quotes them extensively. It is a vividly written account of an awe-inspiring exploration and I'd recommend anyone to read it.
This Kindle version has no inbuilt navigation. I built my own by highlighting and saving chapter headings.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Adventure in their words 16 Nov 2013
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An excellent piece of work done I know by volunteers. Their work is well done with the result a wonderful description of courage and endurance way beyond what could ever be expected today. The book was given 4 stars as it really needed at least one map to show the route as I needed an atlas to try and follow it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Intrepid explorers 12 Feb 2013
By Nan
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Quite interesting as these two were such an important part of opening up the unknown of America. They did it under great primitive conditions too so have to be admired.However I did find that the journals lost their appeal after a while and got tedious.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Early American history. 29 Dec 2012
By Jethro
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The book charters the expedition led by Lewis and Clark shortly after the Louisiana Purchase with the aim of finding a waterway through to the West Coast. The book is factual and based almost entirely on the original diaries. The impression is that the Native Americans were somewhat misled by the Captains' genuine generosity and would have therefore been dismayed at the attitude of the early settlers who were yet to arrive. Fascinating - a good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 22 April 2009
By Tennessee Girl - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a pretty comprehensive account of the journey across the Louisiana territory by the famous explorers. Primarily quotes from the journals with minimal editorial commentary to clarify or inform. Enjoyed it and learned much.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lewis & Clark, true American adventurers 16 Oct 2013
By Stephen Sutton - Published on Amazon.com
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This book provides an insight into the hearty and adventurous spirit of these explorers and an understated glimpse of the difficult tribulations experienced. The romantic fascination of the expedition has now been replaced with a profound respect and sense of awe for the perseverance, resourcefulness, and true grit of the party of explorers.
I am glad that I read the book and I now have a much greater appreciation of what those explorers accomplished.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very in depth account of the Lewis and Clark expedition 6 Aug 2013
By Lou G. - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one book that you won't want to put down if you have an interest in the history of the United States of America or even if you are just looking for something good to read.
The accounts are vivid. You can almost experience first hand the exciting adventure. You almost feel as if you were with them on this amazing expedition. The details are fascinating. Their encounters with the bears are so well written that you will want to join in with them in seeking a safe place to escape for fear of your life.
It is a free download. What more could you ask for? I highly recommend it.

Lucindy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great in-depth history 14 May 2013
By Robert W. Moses - Published on Amazon.com
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Grabbed me from the first few pages. The writer relies heavily on Lewis and Clark's journals, using their own words to convey their experiences. This brought me closer to the story, experiencing what they saw and felt first hand. Sacagawea does not get a lot of ink in this book, but that is ok. The author covers the trip well and wraps it up with brief but informative notes on where Lewis, Clark and even Sacagawea's son end up.

Very good read. I highly recommend it!
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read and very interesting 15 July 2014
By Jim Terry - Published on Amazon.com
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I had forgotten, if I ever knew, the details of this remarkable journey. A good read and very interesting.
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