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I'm looking for books about the Exploration of our grand country. I'm wanting to find first hand accounts if at all possible. Right now I have the Journals of Lewis and Clark, Parkmans' Oregon Trail, Hunting Trips of a Ranch Man and The Wilderness Hunter by Roosevelt, and travels in Alaska buy a gentleman who went up there in the early 1900's. Sofar that's it. Are there any more books currently being published that I might have missed out on? Thanks for you time and your responses.
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The Journals of Lewis and Clark are a very facinating read.
 

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Are you looking to buy? I have some of that general genre if so. PM me if you have an interest and I'll see what titles I have.
 

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A recent best seller was Into the Wild. The same author wrote another book about climbing mountains in Washington state and then climbing Mt. Everest.

There is a book about John Wesley Powell who was a one armed ex-civil war officer. He was the first person to explore and traverse the entire Grand Canyon. Excellent book.

Colter's **** is about John Colter's exploration of Yellowstone. He was discharged by L&C on their return down the Missouri so he could return to the mountain to trap and explore and excape civilization. He has some interesting encounters with the Indians.

Another good book is about the connecting of America's railroads. Written by same man who wrote Undaunted Courage. He writes a lot of good stuff.

If you enjoyed Lewis and Clark, the Univ of Nebraska publishes a seven volume complete journal of their exploration. The footnotes in the journals were the most interesting parts, because they often explain mistakes L&C made about geography, mapping, plants and animals.

I also enjoy reading about explorations. What are some classics other readers have discovered?
 
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