The Essential Lewis and Clark

Version: Unabridged
Author: Landon Y. Jones
Narrator: Tom Wopat , Peter Friedman
Genres: History
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: June 2003
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. Through these tales of adventure, edited by American Book Award nominee Landon Jones, we see the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and western rivers the way Lewis and Clark first observed them -- majestic, pristine, uncharted, and awe-inspiring.

Landon Jones has selected the most memorable journal entries left behind by Lewis and Clark, and edited them for all readers -- those steeped in the lore of the expedition, as well as newcomers to the unforgettable journey.

Reviews (4)

Written by Carole McDonough on April 1st, 2012

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Well, I really feel guilty for not appreciating this book more because of the historical importance of Lews & Clark, but every time that I "picked it up" I fell asleep. So, that either says something or it doesn't!

A ton of information

Written by Kory on April 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I loved listening to this book. There was a ton of information.

Essential Lewis and Clark

Written by Lynn Haste on August 11th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The book was well read and written. I was seeking historical information, and it was full of that, as well as the personal account of the "voyage". Documentary in nature, but very good.

Somewhat Plodding

Written by Christopher Chenard on February 7th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I found this book to be rather unexciting but I have never been very interested in Lewis and Clark in the first place. If the subject is of interest, then this book would certainly entertain.

Author Details

Author Details

Jones, Landon Y.

Landon Y. Jones is the author of "Great Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation." He has reported, written, and edited at "Life, Time, Money, " and "People" magazines. He is a member of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council.