a drunken quarrel with fellow officers and angrily challenging one of them to a duel (which was against Army regulations). The Deej at 3:15 PM on July 25, 2007 Undaunted Courage was the first book I read by Ambrose, and the first book I read on this subject, and it totally, totally rocks. Paul Russell Outright, Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1969). Anthony Brandt,., The Journals of Lewis and Clark (Washington,.C.: National Geographic, 2002). It's apparently more comprehensive than the title suggests. Much new research and writing have been done on the expedition during the last 30 years by Lewis and Clark scholars, particularly the late Donald Jackson, who published an amazingly rich trove of documents Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, With Related Documents: and. So can volumes 9-11, which contain the journals of Patrick Gass, Joseph Whitehouse, John Ordway, investigation into enzymes and Charles Floyd. Jefferson set out at once to beat the British by dispatching an American expedition ahead of them to find an all-water route to the Pacific with only (as he hoped) a brief and easy portage between the headwaters of the Missouri and Columbia rivers. She knows me well and knows that I enjoy reading history but only if it is written in an interesting narrative. Mackenzie had crossed in Canada on an impractical route far to the north, but his advice to Britain to open a road lined with fur trading posts across the West and seize control of trade between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans 'galvanized Jefferson into manic. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.
Ambrose has gathered up all this new material and synthesized it skillfully to enrich our understanding and appreciation of this grand epic of the youthful days of the Republic. In a similar vein,. Living with Jefferson at the President's House in Washington, Lewis had many opportunities to expand his education. Moulton,., The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, ). I have read Undaunted Courage, this is the one you want. Benjamin Rush, who equipped him with a pharmacy for the expedition that included an ample supply of his famous 'Thunderclapper' explosive purging pills, which Rush believed 'were sovereign for nearly all mankind's ills.'. Hall is especially good with Clark, No one will ever get poor Meriwether Lewis right. This book prints all the documents describing these trips for the 20 years prior to the departure of Lewis and Clark from. Ambrose writes persuasively that he committed suicide.
Lewis had acquired many of the skills of frontiersmen and Western river boatmen as a teen-age resident for several years on the Georgia frontier, as a master of his mother's Virginia plantation, as a militia officer helping to quell the Whisky Rebellion in Pennsylvania and. But the interpreting was often unsatisfactory; the whites had little interest in the Indians' spiritual life and values; Lewis and Clark often did not understand what they were seeing, and reacted in ways that puzzled or angered the Indians.