- Taschenbuch: 528 Seiten
- Verlag: Simon & Schuster; Auflage: Reprint (2. Juni 1997)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0684004542
- ISBN-13: 978-0684004549
- ASIN: 0684826976
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,5 x 3 x 23,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 154 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 46.162 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 2. Juni 1997
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A biography of Meriwether Lewis that relies heavily on the journals of both Lewis and Clark, this book is also backed up by the author's personal travels along Lewis and Clark's route to the Pacific. Ambrose is not content to simply chronicle the events of the "Corps of Discovery" as the explorers called their ventures. He often pauses to assess the military leadership of Lewis and Clark, how they negotiated with various native peoples and what they reported to Jefferson. Though the expedition failed to find Jefferson's hoped for water route to the Pacific, it fired interest among fur traders and other Americans, changing the face of the West forever. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
doubt would have reminded us that we cannot
forget good writing when we leave English class.
The content was fascinating, but the style was
turgid and boring. Ironically, Anbrose criticizes
Lewis' writing in a sentence that is 8 1/2 lines
I learned a lot about the times in which Lewis
lived, but what was surprisingly weak was the
sense of wonder at the
magnificent discoveries the expedition made.
This was especially surprising in light of
Ambrose's personal interest in the outdoors.
It was an interesting book, but why is everyone
The group of exceptional people that participated in the expedition was referred to as the "Corps of Discovery" by Captain Meriwether Lewis.
The newly formed and expanding United States of America were in an economic, political and cultural competition for control of the rich resources west of the Mississippi river. President Thomas Jefferson who had purchased the Louisiana territory in order to secure the nation's place in that competition, did so without actually knowing for sure its potential, since no one had been there to evaluate or map it. Jefferson needed someone to find out what it was he purchased from the French. He searched for and found in Meriwether Lewis a singular human being who proved to have the desire and capability to organize and implement one of the greatest explorations of all times. The exploration originated in the nation's capitol, began its penetration of wilderness at St. Louis on the Mississippi river, traversed the entire Missouri and Columbia rivers to the pacific coast and returned again to the Mississippi river, all in a 3 year span of time.
In his book Steven Ambrose has undertaken the extensive task of compiling and chronicling the birth and execution of the Corps' incredible journey across the early 19th century American western wilderness. These compilations and interpretations probe beyond pure historic fact to explore the character and personalities of the expeditions proponents, participants and critics.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Foregoing a college education to take over running of the family plantation in Virginia, Lewis was at an early age already an established member of the community. When the Louisiana Purchase became reality, it was to Lewis, his Private Secretary and friend of two years, that Jefferson turned to head the expedition.
Accordingly, in May, 1804 Lewis, joined by William Clark and 29 others, crossed the Missouri and began his famous trek to explore the vast plains and mountains beyond the then-limits of civilization. Twenty-eight months later they emerged from the wilderness to a country that had never really expected to see them again.
Early chapters are devoted to circumstances surrounding the outfitting of the expedition. Then, in Chapter 8 we set out on this tremendous voyage of discovery, a monumental undertaking that would prove to be a watermark of scientific knowledge of the new continent, achieving high praise for some, and grave disappointment to others.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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"Undaunted Courage" is an outstanding narrative of the Lewis & Clark Expedition of two centuries ago. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 17. Oktober 2003 von James Gallen
After reading this superb book, I have deicided i must retrace at least a part of thier epic journey in order to see some of the same sights these gentleman saw. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 31. Juli 2000 von Joe
From the very beginning, it is clear that Stephen Ambrose is very fond of this subject. After reading the mandatory introduction, you will immediately be brought back in history... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 28. Juli 2000 von Larry Glickman
"Undaunted Courage" is historian Stephen E. Ambrose's masterfully told and compelling account of The Lewis and Clark expedition, one of the most historically significant... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 24. Juli 2000 von Mike Powers
Like all of Stephen Ambrose's books, "Undaunted Courage" is very well written, extensively researched, fascinating, and entertaining. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 16. Juni 2000 von L. Feld
I was given this book as a gift by my future Father-in-Law who is a big Lewis & Clark fan. I started reading because...well he was my future father-in-law, come on! Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 24. Mai 2000 von Mark Voorheis
"Undaunted Courage" provides an illuminating look into the expedition that resulted in the manifest destiny of the United States. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 23. Mai 2000 von Steven K. Szmutko
Ambrose does a splendid job of making the Lewis and Clark voyage come alive again for the 21st Century reader. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 23. Mai 2000 von John C. Tittle
This book reads like a best selling novel, only it's true. If our high schools would use books like Undaunted Courage, history classes would become real for students. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 19. Mai 2000 von Eddie Peterson