They called themselves the Corps of Discovery, yet they would fail to discover the primary object of their mission: the Northwest Passage, a mythical all-river route through the mountains. Instead their real discovery would be the land itself--and the promises it held. This companion volume to Ken Burns' latest PBS film, airing in the fall, ...
They called themselves the Corps of Discovery, yet they would fail to discover the primary object of their mission: the Northwest Passage, a mythical all-river route through the mountains. Instead their real discovery would be the land itself--and the promises it held. This companion volume to Ken Burns' latest PBS film, airing in the fall, imparts all of the adventure, hardship, and triumph of the infamous Lewis and Clark expedition. 150 illustrations, 100 in color.
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Fine in Fine jacket. Collectible. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. xix, 248 pp., illus. (some col. ), col. maps, biblio., index; 28 cm. Based on a documentary film by Ken Burns; Preface by Ken Burns and Contributions by Stephen E. Ambrose, Erica Funkhouser, William Least Heat-Moon. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "The companion volume to Ken Burns's PBS documentary film, with more than 150 illustrations, most in full color. In the spring of 1804, at the behest of President Thomas Jefferson, a party of explorers called the Corps of Discovery crossed the Mississippi River and started up the Missouri, heading west into the newly acquired Louisiana Territory. The expedition, led by two remarkable and utterly different commanders--the brilliant but troubled Meriwether Lewis and his trustworthy, gregarious friend William Clark--was to be the United States' first exploration into unknown spaces."-Publisher.
As New. Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author(s) 4to. xix, 249 pp. Profusely illustrated in color. SIGNED by Stephen E. Ambose at his contribution, "Friends." This is a tight, fine book in a bright, fine DJ. Uncommon signed by Ambrose.
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