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    Lewis & Clark(Author),Elliott Coues(Editor)

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Volume 1 of the classic edition of Lewis and Clark's day-by-day journals that later became the basis for U.S. claims to Oregon and the West. Accurate and invaluable geographical, botanical, biological, meteorological, and anthropological material. Complete 1893 edition, edited by Elliott Coues from Biddle's authorized 1814 history.

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  • By Thomas Wade on February 9, 2017

    BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, AS TO READING AND FOLLOWING THE L & C TRAIL.

  • By HPut on October 2, 2009

    I am really enjoying this book. It does a good job of presenting all of the diaries written on the trip. My only complaint is that the footnotes are in very small print and sometimes they are the most interesting part of the entry. I would recommend this version for anyone who wants to read the journals.

  • By Fred Menosky on May 14, 2015

    I expected more graphic detail & more about Sacajawea & her relationship w. the expedition.

  • By Candace Scott on January 27, 2001

    Lewis and Clark's descriptions of their epic overland journey is a deserved American classic. So many students must memorize the Gettysburg Address or the Preamble of the Constitution, but too few are ever introduced to this magnificent trilogy, told in Lewis and Clark's own words. They were the first white men to lay eyes on the interior sections of the Unites States, when the land was unspoiled, unpolluted and obviously quite spectacular. In great detail, they relate their indescribable amazement to see giant Sequoia trees, grizzly bears and endless miles of barren desert.Lewis and Clark's experiences are the stuff of legend, but the question that begs to be answered is: could they write? The answer is a resounding yes! The narrative flows smoothly, the descriptions of the animals and landscape come alive with their vivid use of language and metaphor. Perhaps the most vivid sections of the book revolve around their numerous encounters with Native Americans. This book should be required reading for anyone with an history in the history and exploration of the United States.


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