March Book Club Selection

Undaunted CourageThe JLT Natural History Society Book Club will meet at 3:30 pm on Monday, March 17, to discuss Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, written by Stephen Ambrose.

This 1996 biography of Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is based on journals and letters written by Lewis, Clark, Thomas Jefferson and many others. The book outlines the expedition in detail, including the route, interactions with Native Americans, scientific discoveries, wildlife and landscape. The expedition, and Lewis’s life as a whole, is placed within the broader context of Jefferson’s presidency, the opening of the American west, and early Indian Policy. The text is supplemented by maps and illustrations, including some drawn by Lewis himself.

Please contact Pat at jltnatural@saveland.org for location and details.

This meeting was held at Sirens in Port Townsend. Seven people participated.