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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West , and: Emerson Among the Eccentrics: A Group Portrait , and: Ship Fever and Other Stories , and: Equation for Evil , and: Ex Utero , and: The Unconsoled , and: The Hudson Letter , and: The Spaces Between Birds: Mother/Daughter Poems, 1967-1995 , and: Accordion Crimes , and: The Moor's Last Sigh , and: The Best American Short Stories 1995 , and: An Actual Life , and: The Trial of Jesus , and: The Oxford Companion to American Literature , and: The Oxford Companion to English Literature (review)

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SSr Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the set out from the frontier town of St. Louis and foUowed the Missouri Clark and a party of nearly forty men Opening of the American West by Stephen C. Ambrose $27.50 Simon & Schuster, 1996, 511 pp., Long before the Louisiana Purchase, Thomas Jefferson had supported plans for exploring the American West. As the leading American thinker of the Enlightenment, and an amateur scientist, he nourished an active interest in the Louisiana coun- River northward. Guided by Sacagawea, fifteen-year-old pregnant wife of a French fur trader, they crossed the Rockies into then-uncharted ter- ritory and descended along the Columbia and Snake Rivers to the Pa- cific coast. They were instructed by Jefferson to keep careful journals about aU the plants, animals, minerals and metals that they encountered, and to note all information about na- try and was fascinated by the native Americans, the geography, and the flora and fauna of the Western wil- tive inhabitants, prospects for trade, and viable routes for overland mi- derness. When, in October 1803, through an unusual series of events, the Louisiana territory fell into American hands, Jefferson's plan for a fuU-scale expedition to

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