- Audio CD
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (1 June 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743508084
- ISBN-13: 978-0743508087
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.7 x 14.7 cm
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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson And The Opening Of The American West Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD
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Ken Burns Stephen Ambrose is that rare breed: a historian with true passion for his subject. Here he takes one of the great, but also one of the most superficially considered, stories in American history and breathes fresh life into it. Lewis comes alive as we've never known him.
About the Author
Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his New York Times bestsellers are Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage. Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military History.
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This long book could not have been easy to read, but Barrett Whitener does a super job. Honestly, I prefer reading paper books to listening to books or reading on a Kindle, but Mr. Whitener makes me forget that I'm listening instead of reading.
This is an unabridged set which includes much early history of Meriwether Lewis and his history after the Expedition was over.
Lewis's unraveling and acute illness when he assumed a political post after the expedition was over is heart breaking. He became terribly ill, ultimately committing suicide while still in his 30's, and there didn't seem to be anyone available to help him. Or, of course, the sort of medications routinely available to modern day physicians. Despite his ignominious and terrible slide toward death by his own hand, Meriwether Lewis stands with his great friend William Clark as one of the best men our armed forces ever saw.
Like all other historical books written by Stephen Ambrose, Undaunted Courage was meticulously researched and is well written. It stands out among the many works written about the now famous Louis and Clark Expedition and is considered by many authorities to be the most accurate account.
Those who read for enjoyment will find this book entertaining and easy to read, while those doing research will find it an invaluable source of information.