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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,755 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meriwether Lewis Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When President Thomas Jefferson acquired the Louisiana Purchase - the vast, unknown lands between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico - he promptly established an expedition to map America's new frontier. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark outfitted the Corps of Discovery, and on May 14, 1804, 45 men in 3 boats set off up the Mississippi. The trip took 2 years and 4 months, and the record of the expedition contained in the journals of its courageous leaders is a fascinating story of adventure, hardship, and discovery. Excerpted from History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition edited by Nicholas Biddle and narrated by Norman Dietz, The Journals of Lewis and Clark recreates the history and spirit of the men who mapped the frontier. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/15/2014

    " Lewis & Clark were amazing. President Jefferson sent them to explore the west and try to find an easy trade route so the US could get a piece of the Canadian fur trading pie. I think about some of the "survival" type reality shows nowadays and how they would make L & C laugh. Nothing stopped them--illness, marauding Indians, grizzlies, being accidentally shot (Lewis), subfreezing temperatures, existing on roots for weeks, etc. And their journals were extraordinarily detailed daily records of the geography, flora & fauna. Some of the records are a little monotonous but their creative spelling made it "extreamly" entertaining to me :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hans | 2/7/2014

    " Fascinating to read the perspectives of the yet "unknown" land to non-native Americans. Their descriptions of the animals, hardships and the Native Americans are very revealing, both about their own internal biases and cultural background. At times the journal is laborious as they do catalog everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 2/1/2014

    " Forget the books and movies about this expedition. The original account is not only readable but stirring in it's descriptions of peoples and places. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sparkles | 1/25/2014

    " Wow! Another interesting book chock full of info and insight. I just love homeschooling with Sonlight so that I can read all these great books. I wish history would have been this interesting for me....I would have paid more attention! :) "

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