Undaunted Courage

Undaunted Courage
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 1439126178
ISBN 13: 9781439126172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undaunted Courage Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, provided invaluable scientific data on the flora and fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory, and established the American claim to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a vivid backdrop for the expedition. Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back thirty years. Next comes Clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson’s. There are numerous Indian chiefs, and Sacagawea, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition, along with the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, the French and Spanish fur traders of St. Louis, John Quincy Adams, and many more leading political, scientific, and military figures of the turn of the century. High adventure, high politics, suspense, drama, and diplomacy combine with high romance and personal tragedy to make this outstanding work of scholarship as readable as a novel.

A Study Guide for Stephen E. Ambrose's "Undaunted Courage"

A Study Guide for Stephen E. Ambrose's
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1410361535
ISBN 13: 9781410361530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Stephen E. Ambrose's "Undaunted Courage" Book Review:

A Study Guide for Stephen E. Ambrose's "Undaunted Courage," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Fearless

Fearless
Author: Eric Blehm
Publsiher: WaterBrook Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN 10: 0307730700
ISBN 13: 9780307730701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fearless Book Review:

Chronicles the life of Navy SEAL Team Six operator Adam Brown, a man whose heroism and devotion still stand as a beacon to his friends and family, even after his death in the Afghan Hindu Kush mountains in 2010.

Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose,Sam Abell
Publsiher: National Geographic
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780792264736
ISBN 13: 0792264738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lewis and Clark Book Review:

Chronicles the epic journey of Lewis and Clark across uncharted wilderness to the Pacific Ocean, in a narrative that incorporates entries from the explorers' journals and a new preliminary essay on making a filmed recreation.

Of Courage Undaunted

Of Courage Undaunted
Author: James Daugherty
Publsiher: Beautiful Feet Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1999-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781893103023
ISBN 13: 1893103021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Courage Undaunted Book Review:

An account of the resourcefulness and courage of Lewis and Clark on their journey through the wilderness from St. Louis to the Pacific. Written from original records and diaries of the expedition.

Nothing Like It In the World

Nothing Like It In the World
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2000-08-29
ISBN 10: 9780743210836
ISBN 13: 0743210832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nothing Like It In the World Book Review:

In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage, which recounted the explorations of the West by Lewis and Clark. Nothing Like It in the World is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad -- the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. The Union had won the Civil War and slavery had been abolished, but Abraham Lincoln, who was an early and constant champion of railroads, would not live to see the great achievement. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, and sweat, comes to life. The U.S. government pitted two companies -- the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads -- against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomo-tives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains. This was the last great building project to be done mostly by hand: excavating dirt, cutting through ridges, filling gorges, blasting tunnels through mountains. At its peak, the workforce -- primarily Chinese on the Central Pacific, Irish on the Union Pacific -- approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as fifteen thousand workers on each line. The Union Pacific was led by Thomas "Doc" Durant, Oakes Ames, and Oliver Ames, with Grenville Dodge -- America's greatest railroad builder -- as chief engineer. The Central Pacific was led by California's "Big Four": Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins. The surveyors, the men who picked the route, were latter-day Lewis and Clark types who led the way through the wilderness, living off buffalo, deer, elk, and antelope. In building a railroad, there is only one decisive spot -- the end of the track. Nothing like this great work had been seen in the world when the last spike, a golden one, was driven in at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869, as the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific tracks were joined. Ambrose writes with power and eloquence about the brave men -- the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary -- who accomplished the spectacular feat that made the continent into a nation.

Undaunted

Undaunted
Author: Jackie Speier
Publsiher: Little A
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 9781503903609
ISBN 13: 1503903605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undaunted Book Review:

An inspiring and powerful memoir of surviving the Jonestown massacre and becoming a fearless voice against injustice and inequality by California congresswoman Jackie Speier. Jackie Speier was twenty-eight when she joined Congressman Leo Ryan's delegation to rescue defectors from cult leader Jim Jones's Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. Ryan was killed on the airstrip tarmac. Jackie was shot five times at point-blank range. While recovering from what would become one of the most harrowing tragedies in recent history, Jackie had to choose: Would she become a victim or a fighter? The choice to survive against unfathomable odds empowered her with a resolve to become a vocal proponent for human rights. From the formative nightmare that radically molded her perspective and instincts to the devastating personal and professional challenges that would follow, Undaunted reveals the perseverance of a determined force in American politics. Deeply rooted in Jackie's experiences as a widow, a mother, a congresswoman, and a fighter, hers is a story of true resilience, one that will inspire other women to draw strength from adversity in order to do what is right--no matter the challenges ahead.

The Good Fight

The Good Fight
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2001-05-01
ISBN 10: 0689843615
ISBN 13: 9780689843617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Fight Book Review:

A chronicle of World War II includes accounts of major events and personal anecdotes from soldiers in the field.

Wild Blue

Wild Blue
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-12-11
ISBN 10: 1471104419
ISBN 13: 9781471104411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Blue Book Review:

In the bestselling BAND OF BROTHERS, Stephen E. Ambrose portrayed in vivid detail the experiences of soldiers who fought on the bloody battlegrounds of World War II. THE WILD BLUE brings to life another extraordinary band of brothers - the men who volunteered to join the American Air Force and undertook some of the most demanding and dangerous jobs in the war. Focusing on the men of the 741st Bomb Squadron and, in particular, the crew of the DAKOTA QUEEN, these are the boys turned pilots, bombardiers, navigators and gunners of the B24s, who suffered 50 per cent casualties during conflict. With his extraordinary talent for bringing alive the action and tension of combat, Ambrose sweeps us along in the B24s as their crews fought to the death to reach their targets and destroy the German war machine.

The Supreme Commander

The Supreme Commander
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307946622
ISBN 13: 9780307946621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supreme Commander Book Review:

Original publication and copyright date: 1970.

Citizen Soldiers

Citizen Soldiers
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 1476740259
ISBN 13: 9781476740256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizen Soldiers Book Review:

From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S. army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bitterest days of World War II. In this riveting account, historian Stephen E. Ambrose continues where he left off in his #1 bestseller D-Day. Citizen Soldiers opens at 0001 hours, June 7, 1944, on the Normandy beaches, and ends at 0245 hours, May 7, 1945, with the allied victory. It is biography of the US Army in the European Theater of Operations, and Ambrose again follows the individual characters of this noble, brutal, and tragic war. From the high command down to the ordinary soldier, Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews to re-create the war experience with startling clarity and immediacy. From the hedgerows of Normandy to the overrunning of Germany, Ambrose tells the real story of World War II from the perspective of the men and women who fought it.

Seal of God

Seal of God
Author: Chad Williams,David Thomas
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1414368747
ISBN 13: 9781414368740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seal of God Book Review:

Chronicles the life of Chad Williams, a Navy SEAL who committed himself to the grueling training in order to avenge his friend and mentor, who died on the streets of Fallujah.

The Lewis and Clark Journals

The Lewis and Clark Journals
Author: Meriwether Lewis,William Clark
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2004-11
ISBN 10: 9780803280397
ISBN 13: 0803280394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lewis and Clark Journals Book Review:

The diaries and personal accounts of William Clark, Meriwether Lewis, and other members of their expedition chronicle their epic journey across North America in search of a river passage to the Pacific Ocean and describe their encounters with the Native American peoples of the West, exotic flora and fauna, and amazing natural wonders.

Duty, Honor, Country

Duty, Honor, Country
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 377
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780801862939
ISBN 13: 0801862930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Duty, Honor, Country Book Review:

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Empire of Shadows

Empire of Shadows
Author: George Black
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1429989742
ISBN 13: 9781429989749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of Shadows Book Review:

"George Black rediscovers the history and lore of one of the planet's most magnificent landscapes. Read Empire of Shadows, and you'll never think of our first—in many ways our greatest—national park in the same way again." —Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder Empire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth in the aftermath of the Civil War. In a radical reinterpretation of the nineteenth century West, George Black casts Yellowstone's creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history - the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its course through the lives of those who sought to lay bare its mysteries: Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, a gifted but tormented cavalryman known as "the man who invented Wonderland"; the ambitious former vigilante leader Nathaniel Langford; scientist Ferdinand Hayden, who brought photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran to Yellowstone; and Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero and architect of the Indian Wars, who finally succeeded in having the new National Park placed under the protection of the US Cavalry. George Black1s Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking historical account of the origins of America1s majestic national landmark.

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy
Author: United States. Navy Department
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1918
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924112652213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy Book Review:

Crazy Horse and Custer

Crazy Horse and Custer
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 1497659256
ISBN 13: 9781497659254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy Horse and Custer Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller from the author of Band of Brothers: The biography of two fighters forever linked by history and the battle at Little Bighorn. On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611 men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode toward the banks of Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory, where three thousand Indians stood waiting for battle. The lives of two great warriors would soon be forever linked throughout history: Crazy Horse, leader of the Oglala Sioux, and General George Armstrong Custer. Both were men of aggression and supreme courage. Both became leaders in their societies at very early ages. Both were stripped of power, in disgrace, and worked to earn back the respect of their people. And to both of them, the unspoiled grandeur of the Great Plains of North America was an irresistible challenge. Their parallel lives would pave the way, in a manner unknown to either, for an inevitable clash between two nations fighting for possession of the open prairie.

Lewis and Clark Among the Indians (Bicentennial Edition)

Lewis and Clark Among the Indians (Bicentennial Edition)
Author: James P. Ronda
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 0803290195
ISBN 13: 9780803290198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lewis and Clark Among the Indians (Bicentennial Edition) Book Review:

Particularly valuable for Ronda's inclusion of pertinent background information about the various tribes and for his ethnological analysis. An appendix also places the Sacagawea myth in its proper perspective. Gracefully written, the book bridges the gap between academic and general audiences.OCo"Choice""

Undaunted

Undaunted
Author: Kara Goldin
Publsiher: HarperCollins Leadership
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 1400220521
ISBN 13: 9781400220526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undaunted Book Review:

Don’t let anyone crush your dreams! Whatever you want to achieve, no matter how hard it might seem, you owe it to yourself to read this book. Undaunted will inspire you to move past your fears and defy the doubters. It doesn’t matter whether you feel confident; it matters what you actually do. Author Kara Goldin turned her unsweetened flavored water into one of the most successful beverage businesses of our time and has been named one of InStyle’s Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. Undaunted is a rare opportunity to gain insights and proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press. Kara combines real honest stories from her life with observations that might just change how you think about your own. Whether you want to get healthy, start a company, break an addiction, find a new career or just grow in life, Undaunted will inspire you to just go for it and help you find the courage to get there. As she started to achieve her goals, Kara found herself being called “fearless”, “confident” and even “unstoppable,” but nothing could be further from the truth. In Undaunted she shares real stories about her own fears and doubts, the challenges she encountered and what she did to overcome them to eventually build a great business and a life she loves. Her secret? Be Undaunted. Deal with your fears. Move forward despite uncertainty. Turn criticism into motivation. Just go for it! Setbacks will come, but Kara shows you can learn from failures and frustrations and keep advancing toward your true purpose. What if not having “the right” credentials or vast industry experience was the secret to making things happen? And what if we didn’t let our fear of failure stop us? Part autobiography, part business memoir and lots of insights on self-development, Undaunted offers inspiring stories that impart lessons that any reader can apply to their own path. While most motivational business and life books try to offer quick fixes, Undaunted focuses on long-term success, showing you how to take control of breaking down barriers and moving forward. Undaunted won’t solve your problems and challenges. You will. But it will help you see through other’s experiences that it’s possible to do so. Accept your fears, but decide to be Undaunted.

Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark
Author: Ken Burns
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780375706523
ISBN 13: 0375706526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lewis and Clark Book Review:

The companion volume to the PBS film follows the epic odyssey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean, documenting the varied spectrum of landscapes, people and cultures, and wildlife that they encountered. Reprint. TV tie-in. 35,000 first printing.