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by Landon Y Jones,Tom Wopat,Peter Friedman

  • ISBN: 0060559365
  • Category: History
  • Author: Landon Y Jones,Tom Wopat,Peter Friedman
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio; Unabridged edition (June 2003)
  • FB2 size: 1194 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Download The Essential Lewis and Clark Selections CD fb2

Peter Friedman (Reading).

Peter Friedman (Reading).

I recently listened to the unabridged CD version of the book on my way to Oregon to take part in the L&C Saltmakers' Encampment in Seaside.

Portraying Meriwether Lewis, Peter Friedman reads his part with the . Wopat's voice narrows and constricts with the excitement of each.

Portraying Meriwether Lewis, Peter Friedman reads his part with the carefully articulated, refined voice of a Southern aristocrat from Virginia. Portraying William Clark, Tom Wopat has the voice of an experienced soldier cured by the Western sun and beaten by prairie winds. Echoes of the regions through which Lewis and Clark passed seem to be reflected in his voice.

narrated by Tom Wopat, Peter Friedman.

Landon Y. Jones is the author of Great Expectations: America . Jones is the author of Great Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation. He is a member of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council.

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Published June 3, 2003 by HarperAudio. Internet Archive Wishlist.

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.

The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. The selections will take you the entire distance of this important and historical journey, and you will feel like you are part of it.

Peter Friedman (reader) Landon Y. Jones Tom Wopat (reader). 1804-1806, Audio Adult – Books On Tape

Автор: Jones, Landon Y. Название: Essential Lewis and Clark .

On the contrary, this book argues that he precociously possessed the characteristics of an impassioned, sometimes misguided idealist, obsessed with the idea of Italian unification, but blinded to the practicalities of attaining that goal.

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.


Reviews about The Essential Lewis and Clark Selections CD (7):
Bys
I have the full Lewis and Clark Journals on my Kindle Fire but they are a bit tedious to read, as the language is archaic and they tend to get fairly lengthy for many stories. The edited version in The Essential Lewis and Clark book is much more readable. A problem that I had is that it has no maps - which are key to visualizing their expedition. I found that there are ample resources on-line including detailed maps, especially those at Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln. I found that the editor did a great job in picking key part of the expedition to include in Essentials. The End Notes are also very helpful. I very much enjoyed reading this book, even though I had previously read a good bit about the Lewis and Clark Expedition and even toured some of the areas where they traveled. Another thing I found useful was to use the "Search" capability in my Kindle for PC version of the Journals to find the detailed area for a particular page in the Essential book. i.e. The brief account on Page 37 of the Essential book is covered in great detail at location 5011 in my Kindle PC version. If one searches for "campfire" the "Results" show every location where that word occurs in the entire Journals.
Gavinranara
Landon Y. Jones has managed to condense the journal entries of the members of the expedition of 'the Corps of Volunteers for North Western Discovery' [the Lewis & Clark Expedition] into a small volume which belongs on the shelves of anyone interested in the journey from Camp Wood River to the Pacific. Having participated in numerous living history programs from 2001 through the Bicentennial, and up to the present, I can honestly say that I refer to THE ESSENTIAL LEWIS AND CLARK each and everytime I prepare to travel to an event! I recently listened to the unabridged CD version of the book on my way to Oregon to take part in the L&C Saltmakers' Encampment in Seaside [a first person salt making adventure which runs from Friday through Sunday]. I recommend this book to any individual seeking a short, but thorough version of the captains journals during their party's passage across the unexplored reaches of the West! A fine little book in every regard!!
Sinredeemer
President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis & William Clark to study the land recently obtained through the Louisiana Purchase & find a pathway from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. Reading about perhaps one of the most important pieces of history leaves one with a great deal of pride for our forefathers & those that aided in establishing the United States.
Kirizius
Truly it is a great book. It is easy to read and lets one feel they are on the journey with Lew3is and Clark. Having just visited the city of Astoria, Oregon, the book held a lot of interest for me and my husband.

Well done to Mr. Jones for writing this book.

Linda Walmer
Aria
It was spot on.
Varshav
An easy way to get a basic understanding of the exploration.
Lightwind
Are you a Lewis and Clark buff, just starting out? You've read "Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose, and perhaps a couple other Lewis and Clark books. It's time to read the journals, but you are daunted by the thought of all that early 19th century wordiness, spelling and such?
Me too.
This book is great. It's just what it says it is. All the good stuff from Lewis and Clark's copious journals, all the highlights, well edited. The value of this book is as a starting place, perhaps. It's short enought to be read easily over a few days. Like all good introductions, then, if you want more you know where to look, and you'll now know what to expect. Landon Jones provides all the accessibility; Lewis and Clark still provide the wonder.
Great

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