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Undaunted Courage - Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West-logo

Undaunted Courage - Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West

Stephen E. Ambrose

In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and mighty Columbia -- down to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights. With great perseverance, they worked their way into an unexplored West and when they returned two years later, they had long since been given up for dead. Lewis is supported by a variety of colorful characters: Jefferson and his vision of the West; Clark, the artist and map-maker; and Lewis -- the enigma, who led brilliantly but considered the mission a failure. After suffering several periods of depression -- and despite his status as national hero -- Lewis died mysteriously, apparently by his own hand.

In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and mighty Columbia -- down to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights. With great perseverance, they worked their way into an unexplored West and when they returned two years later, they had long since been given up for dead. Lewis is supported by a variety of colorful characters: Jefferson and his vision of the West; Clark, the artist and map-maker; and Lewis -- the enigma, who led brilliantly but considered the mission a failure. After suffering several periods of depression -- and despite his status as national hero -- Lewis died mysteriously, apparently by his own hand.
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Genres:

History

Description:

In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and mighty Columbia -- down to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights. With great perseverance, they worked their way into an unexplored West and when they returned two years later, they had long since been given up for dead. Lewis is supported by a variety of colorful characters: Jefferson and his vision of the West; Clark, the artist and map-maker; and Lewis -- the enigma, who led brilliantly but considered the mission a failure. After suffering several periods of depression -- and despite his status as national hero -- Lewis died mysteriously, apparently by his own hand.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Barrett Whitener

Length:

21h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

59:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:01:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

57:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:06:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:03:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:04:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:05:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:04:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:06:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:10:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:09:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:04:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:07:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:13:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:06:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:10:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:10:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:03:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:01:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

58:20