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Exploring Lewis and Clark Reflections on Men and Wilderness

ISBN-10: 0375700714

ISBN-13: 9780375700712

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas P. Slaughter

List price: $15.00
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This provocative work challenges traditional accounts of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s expedition across the continent and back again. Uncovering deeper meanings in the explorers’ journals and lives, Exploring Lewis and Clark exposes their self-perceptions and deceptions, and how they interacted with those who traveled with them, the people they discovered along the way, the animals they hunted, and the land they walked across. The book discovers new heroes and brings old ones into historical focus. Thomas P. Slaughter interrogates the explorers’ dreams, how they wrote and what they aimed to possess, their interactions with animals, Indians, and each other, their sense of themselves as leaders and men, and why they feared that they had failed their nation and President. Slaughter’s Lewis and Clark are more confused, frightened, courageous, and flawed than in previous accounts. They are more human, their expedition more dramatic, and thus their story is more revealing about our own relationships to history and myth.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 4.75" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English