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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen E. Ambrosecover

This is an excellent account, rich in detail, about the remarkable Lewis and Clark Expedition. The events are seen through the eyes of Lewis and the author heavily relies on his journal.

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 To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian by Stephen Ambrose cover
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Stephen Ambrose was a talented and popular American historian. In this, his final book, he explores a variety of American stories which were dear to him. His love of country and optimism for the future are infectious.

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D Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
by Stephen Ambrose

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Ambrose drew from more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans to create the most complete narrative history of this critical day in World War II.


Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
by Stephen E. Ambrose

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A portrait of the leader of the Oglala Sioux and the general of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry. The author draws striking similarities between the two warriors, and leads us to the day in 1876 of "Custer's last stand."

Ambrose narrates in vivid detail the adventures, misadventures, triumphs and tragedies of a single U.S. Army infantry company in World War II. From its formation in July 1944 and deactivation in November 1945, E Company was there at some of the most interesting junctures in the war.