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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (June 2 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684826976
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847397638
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the west-facing window of the room in which Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774, one could look out at Rockfish Gap, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, an opening to the West that invited exploration. Read the first page
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Valentine Dworak on July 13 2004
Format: Hardcover
Ambrose wrote a very complete book here. Obviously extensive, well researched, and with a good flow - this book is worth reading. My pick with this book would be it moves along a little on the slow side, but so did Lewis & Clark on this voyage.
High Points:
Descriptions & Interpretations from the original journals - superb.
Multiple points of view, Lewis, Clark, the members of the corps of discovery, native americans, etc. Ambrose brings these to life.
Intricate step by step accounts of the trip.
Improvement Points:
At times it just moves along too slowly - Ambrose could have made it a bit more concise.
Confusing ending, did Lewis commit suicide? Was he muredered, Ambroses' guesses leave something to be desired.
All in all this is a good book which should be read by any aspiring student of history.
Joseph Dworak
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 15 2003
Format: Paperback
The book basically follows the journals of Lewis & Clark as they make their way west. It gets a bit tedious at times to hear of how Lewis shot yet another buffalo for dinner or took a walk, but if you just move through it at a good pace you'll enjoy the ride.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A.F.Shin on Nov. 8 2003
Format: Paperback
I took the advice of that author, Norman Thomas Remick, who wrote that sterling review of this book and, generally, complimented Stephen Ambrose as being the best. He is right. This book was great, and Ambrose probably **was** the best. I also went on to read Remick's book, "West Point..Thomas Jefferson" which is factually drawn from Jefferson's own readings and writings. It's important enough that everyone should read it. A real sleeper. What a shame it doesn't get more of a push.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Janae on Oct. 19 2003
Format: Paperback
Written by Stephen Ambrose, an experienced author, Undaunted Courage is an account of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition. This novel is written for someone who is not knowledgeable about this historic journey, and is written at a high school level (I should know, I'm in high school!). Ambrose designed this book to be a balance of fact and story told from Meriwether Lewis's view. The author presents a balance of facts, excerpts from Meriwether Lewis's journal, and his own voice telling the story.
Ambrose organized the story in chronological order, beginning with Lewis's childhood. He continues with the details on Lewis's teen and adult life, and continues on through the expedition and the events after the expedition's return. Lewis's childhood and adulthood prior to the expedition is details through the first six chapters. Chapter seven begins with the preparation for the expedition, detailing how the men who went on the expedition were chosen, the gathering of supplies, and the difficulties. The joint captainship of the expedition by Lewis and Clark magnifies how well they worked together. Chapters 8 through 12 detail the first year of the expedition. It begins with the travels of Lewis from Washington to Pittsburgh, where the expedition gathered and prepared to set off. The first leg of the journey down the Ohio River to the Missouri River to the winter camp of 1803 is told with emphasis on discoveries of new wildlife. Chapters 13 through 18 relate encounters with the Mandan and Sioux Indians. The winter of 1804 was spent at Fort Mandan with the Mandan Indians, who were very friendly. The expedition then continued up the Missouri River and encountered the Sioux. Unlike the Mandan Indians, the Sioux were hostile and demanded goods to let the expedition continue up the river.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katie on Oct. 7 2003
Format: Paperback
A biography of Meriwether Lewis, this book is truly wonderful. Blending the usage of journals, events, and commentary, Undaunted Courage gives a wide-ranging account of Lewis's life, from his greatest success, the Corps of Discovery, to the smaller matters in his life. A bit to comprehensive if you're looking for a simple biography, and a bit narrow if you want the whole Corps of Discovery (while included, this book is about Lewis), but if you're looking for a detailed history of one of America's finest men, this is your book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. W. G. Covington, Jr. on Sept. 8 2003
Format: Paperback
The mystery of the U.S. West and the persona of the explorers who revealed its splendor are eloquently told in this book. Thomas Jefferson's interest in exploring the western territory extended back a half a century as his family had been awarded land west of the Appalachian Mountains. A week after Congress had approved funding for the expedition, Jefferson began writing his scientific friends about the matter. He had selected Captain Lewis to lead the discovery mission. While Lewis and Clark are linked permanently in American history, the two were distinct individuals. In 1803 they were not even intimate friends. An invitation by Captain Lewis to William Clark changed all that. Clark was chosen, in part, due to his competence and because "his word was his bond." Clark was a woodsman who was familiar with rugged territory. From the President's perspective it was the Lewis expedition. The book goes on to describe the personalities and the personal weaknesses of the people involved. He adds a discussion about the intellectual property resulting from discoveries made on the trip. In all, a new dimension is provided that makes for a very well written book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David F. Brenner on Aug. 16 2003
Format: Paperback
this true account reads like an adventure book
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