In 1804, when Lewis and Clark set off to explore the new lands of the Louisiana Purchase, they were unprepared for the awesome geography of the Rocky Mountains. Author David Hawke includes excerpts from Lewis and Clark's journals to place their scientific achievements in context, in a riveting account of their dramatic journey. 43 period illustrations, including drawings made by Clark. Photos.
“AN EXHILARATING STORY of bravery, self-discipline, and firm resolve, and Mr. Hawke tells it uncommonly well.”—The New Yorker
David Freeman Hawke
is also the author of Paine.