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Chronicles the epic journey of Lewis and Clark across uncharted wilderness to the Pacific Ocean, in a narrative that incorporates entries from the explorers' journals and a new preliminary essay on making a filmed recreation.
A fascinating chronical that traces its fabulous history, from the pre-Colombian era of cliff dwellers and great native civiliztions through the era of the Spanish conquistafores, the Texxas Rebellion and the Mexican War, and the rip-roaring Wild West of Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid, up to the birth of the Atomic Age in Los Alamos and on to the present day.
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Follows explorers Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition to seek out -- and stake out -- the fabled Northwest Passage. They traveled from Missouri through uncharted territory to Oregon, fighting rivers, suffering sunstroke, befriending Indians, and surviving hunger, fatigue, and sickness. Includes excerpts from the original journals, the first written account of the area west of the Mississippi.
"One of the greatest stories of nineteenth-century America is its expansion into the lands west of the Mississippi. Now acclaimed author Page Stegner shows in one sweeping volume how the opening of the western frontier ignited and defined a young nation's spirit of enterprise and discovery. Winning the Wild West is an illustrated celebration of that epoch, rich in the deeds and exploits of legendary and forgotten characters, replete with hundreds...
Having covered the Civil War and baseball in masterly documentaries, filmmaker Burns has now prepared a documentary on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Duncan (Out West, Doubleday, 1996) wrote the script for the film and this companion volume, which tells the story of that epic journey in a straightforward manner. The challenge in both film and book is to tell a familiar tale in a new way. The authors meet that challenge by retracing the expedition's...