The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. Through these tales of adventure, edited by American Book Award nominee Landon Jones, we see the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and western rivers the way Lewis and Clark first observed them: majestic, pristine, uncharted, and awe-inspiring. Landon Jones has selected the most memorable journal entries left behind by Lewis and Clark, and edited them for all readers, those steeped in the lore of the expedition, as well as newcomers to the unforgettable journey.More
The drive of discovery and lust for adventure have long been hallmarks of the American ethos, and perhaps no one has embodied that as well as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. With the oversight and great organization from respected editor and author Landon Jones, this recording presents some of the most memorable journal entries from two of America’s most famous explorers. And with veteran performers Tom Wopat and Peter Friendman giving life to Lewis and Clark’s words, this audiobook is guaranteed to evoke an America that few today have ever experienced.
"Juxtaposing entries by the precise and poetic Lewis with the earthy and enthusiastic Clark, Jones has provided a vivid panorama of an epic undertaking. An essentially digestible slice of history." (Booklist)
"In The Essential Lewis and Clark, Landon Jones presents the highlights of an American classic by letting Lewis and Clark tell their story in their own words." (Dayton R. Duncan, writer and producer of Ken Burns' PBS documentary, Lewis & Clark)
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Good, but maybe not as an audiobook
- Dan Jordan