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This companion volume to Ken Burns' PBS documentary provides a richly detailed, factual account of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery and its trek across the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.
Including over 150 illustrations--most in full color--and numerous excerpts from the journals kept by the two captains and four enlisted men, Lewis & Clark allows its readers to get as close as possible to the actual experience. The readers encounter a dizzying array of Indian cultures, previously unknown plants and animals, and dangers. Duncan's prose--enlarged and deepened by Ken Burns' preface and the contributions of Stephen E. Ambrose, William Least Heat-Moon, and Erica Funkhaouser--sews the excerpts and images together to form the true story behind what has become a national myth.