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Acts of Discovery: Visions of America in the Lewis and Clark Journals

by Albert Furtwangler
University of Illinois Press, 1999.
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"CORPS OF DISCOVERY" is the name given to themselves by an extraordinary band of soldier-explorers, the party of early Americans who first crossed the continent from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific. They were always a corps, an interdependent group of disciplined soldiers and officers; they could not have survived otherwise. This book very well depicts the ways in which Lewis and Clark explored the West. I would recommend it to anyone who needs straightforward information for a report.