By Dayton Duncan

Suffering from a case of “road fever” as a result of lengthy publicity to the journals of Lewis and Clark, Dayton Duncan has retraced the Corps of Discovery’s path from Saint Louis to the Pacific and again back 4 various occasions up to now twenty years—to say not anything of his numerous extra journeys to landmarks alongside their direction. In sweltering summer season warmth and in temperatures forty five levels under 0, he watched yellow moons upward thrust and heard buffalo thunder; navigated opposed to the Missouri River’s relentless present and stood on its floor, frozen reliable in a single day; canoed a dozen occasions via Montana’s remarkable White Cliffs (Lewis’s “seens of visionary inchantment”); and browse the journals by means of candlelight within the expedition’s citadel at the Pacific coast. alongside the best way, Duncan wrote the essays that make up this booklet, essays that advisor the reader on a trip of discovery alongside the path of Lewis and Clark.

More a revisiting than a retelling of the tale of the Corps of Discovery, Duncan’s ebook reintroduces us to humans and locations alongside the path, displays on occasions huge and small that happened through the excursion, and gives constant—and regularly entertaining—insights into why, centuries later, the saga of Lewis and Clark maintains to exert this kind of strong carry on our nationwide imagination.

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