The Lewis and Clark Journals: An American Epic of Discovery: The Abridgement of the Definitive Nebraska Edition

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gary E. Moulton
Narrator: Patrick Cullen
Genres: History, North America, United States
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2013
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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(NOTE: The editor, Gary E. Moulton, calls this book an abridgement because it was his shortened version of a longer report. But because Blackstone recorded his entire published work, with nothing left out, we are considering our audiobook unabridged.)

In their own words, recorded in the famous journals of Lewis and Clark, the members of the Corps of Discovery tell their story with an immediacy and power missing from secondhand accounts. All of their triumphs and terrors are here: the thrill of seeing the vast herds of bison, the fear the captains felt when Sacagawea fell ill, the ordeal of crossing the Continental Divide. The natural wonders of an unspoiled America are here, and the lives and customs of its native peoples also vividly come to life, making for a living drama that is humorous, poignant and, at least once, tragic.

Editor Gary E. Moulton blends the narrative highlights of his definitive Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark journals to bring forth the voices of the enlisted men and of the Native Americans, heard for the first time alongside the words of the captains.

Author Details

Author Details

Moulton, Gary E.

Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska and recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of these journals.