The Way to the Western Sea

The Way to the Western Sea : Lewis and Clark across the Continent

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Lavender sets the stage with an account of the imperial rivalries between England, Spain, France, and the United States, and their role in Thomas Jefferson's decision to sponsor an expedition that might strengthen the young country's claims to lands it had purchased but never seen. Lavender then takes us through the steps that led to the selection of Meriwether Lewis as the Corps of Discovery's leader with William Clark as coleader. From there the great adventure story unfolds, and we follow Lewis and Clark and their company on their journey through vast, uncharted territory as they seek a transcontinental route to the Pacific.
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  • Hardback | 444 pages
  • United States
  • English
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0060159820
  • 9780060159825

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