Books: Model Expedition

LEWIS AND CLARK: PARTNERS IN DEMOCRACY (512 pp.)—John Bakeless—Morrow ($5).

On May 14, 1804, the Lewis & Clark expedition set out from its camp near St. Louis, with a crew of 42 men. They carried all the latest astronomical equipment, arms for trouble, and 21 bales of presents—looking glasses, beads, 500 brooches and 432 curtain rings for Indian earrings—total cost: $2,160.41. Two years and 132 days later, the expedition returned from a country as little known as the moon. It came back intact, except for the loss of one man who died, probably...

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