Undaunted Courage is the riveting story of two British explorers, Lewis and Clark, who led an expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific Coast and back between 1804 and 1806. Stephen Ambrose brilliantly re-creates their adventures in a book that richly details both their private lives and public accomplishments. From encounters with hostile Native American tribes to the construction of astonishing rafts or boats never seen before by white men, Ambrose brings these courageous pioneers vividly to life.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to read an exciting and well-written account of the exploration of America’s west coast. Ambrose does a great job capturing the perils and challenges faced by Lewis and Clark, as well as providing interesting insight into their personal lives.
- The book is richly detailed
- The author brilliantly re-creates the explorers’ adventures
- The book brings the courageous pioneers vividly to life
- It is very long
- It is hard to follow because there are so many different people involved
- The author goes into a lot of detail about things that are not really important
Learn more about the author
Stephen Ambrose was a renowned historian and biographer. He wrote more than 30 books, many of which were New York Times bestsellers. His most famous works include Band of Brothers, Crazy Horse and Custer, The Wild Blue, and Undaunted Courage. Ambrose died in 2002 at the age of 66.
“I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is one of the most exciting, well-written adventure stories I have ever read.”
“One of the greatest adventure stories ever written.”
“I couldn’t put it down!”
“This is an excellent book about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Ambrose does an outstanding job of describing all the challenges that they faced and overcame. He also brings to life the personalities of both Lewis and Clark. I could not put it down!”