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The Journals of Lewis and Clark (1953)

by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark

Other authors: Bernard DeVoto (Editor)

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Learn about the journals of Lewis and Clark, fascinating documents kept by the famous U.S. explorers. Find out about the perilous journey they took to explore our fascinating continent!

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NOT A REVIEW: This book has a front matter page count of xxv (25). That is followed by one (1) unnumbered page before the numbered pages start. Most of the time the numbered pages then start at one (1) but, not with this book. This book the pages start right where the front matter left off (adding the unnumbered page in as well)... So the book starts on page twenty-seven (27). The bottom line? To accomplish the proper pagination you now have to do math. LoL
  ClearShax | May 16, 2019 |
The journey of Lewis and Clark is always an exciting tale but it is even better when you get to hear about it from the people who were actually there. It takes a little while to get used to the way that they write but you soon get the hang of it and it doesn’t pose a problem. At the beginning it is a little slow as you hear that they passed this on the starboard side and this on the larboard side but the story soon picks up. It is interesting to see the attitudes of Lewis and Clark towards the men they traveled with as well as towards the people that they meet along the way. The footnotes by Bakeless are interesting as well. They help to clear up a few things but they also, at times, express his personal feelings about the people and events. They are obviously the comments of a man who did research into the journey and the personal comments are stated in such a way that you would not confuse them with facts. It is a book for any history or exploration fan. ( )
  bedda | Feb 12, 2011 |
If you love America and want to read an epic story, look no further than this book. I read this book after a cross country drive and thought it was one of the best stories I have ever read. The lamguage and spelling take a little time getting used too, but the story and description from Lewis and Clark make up for it. A must read for any budding historian interested in the formation of the United States. ( )
  choochtriplem | Jun 22, 2010 |
Every American should read this book. OMG what a story. This edit is truly the best of the lot. ( )
  Oreillynsf | May 22, 2010 |
I can only imagine what it must have been like for Meriwether Lewis and William Clark as they set out to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase. The journals were fascinating in some areas and, as would be expected, very slow in others. There are portions that I know I will reread in the future. ( )
  GeorgiaDawn | Apr 10, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lewis, MeriwetherAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clark, Williammain authorall editionsconfirmed
DeVoto, BernardEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ambrose, Stephen E.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Raisz, ErwinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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