The journals of Lewis and Clark

by Bernard DeVoto (Editor)

Other authorsStephen E. Ambrose (Foreword)
Paper Book, 1997




Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c1997.


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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LibraryThing member ksmyth
This handy little abridgement is all you really need as it includes some of the most important journal entries. It's also inexpensive, so that when you're camping on the Lewis and Clark trail you can sit around the campfire and read from the journals.
LibraryThing member JBD1
A heavily abridged (but less edited than some) edition of the journals. Handy in one volume if you don't care about comprehensiveness.
LibraryThing member Oreillynsf
Every American should read this book. OMG what a story. This edit is truly the best of the lot.
LibraryThing member choochtriplem
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.… (more)
LibraryThing member bedda
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.… (more)




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