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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West


Publisher:Simon & Schuster



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511pp , IN ENGLISH, ABOUT THE AUTHOR :: Stephen Edward Ambrose ( January 10, 1936 October 13, 2002 ) was an American historian, biographer of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. Born in Lovington (Illinois ) in 1936.1 PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin in 1960. Between 1971 and 1995 he taught at the University of New Orleans -of which became emeritus professor, he was founder and director the National D - Day Museum , instituted in memory of the Normandy landings . Considered one of the leading specialists in the Second World War, Ambrose is the author of an extensive essays . As a military technical advisor , participated in the script of several films as production of Steven Spielberg 's Saving Private Ryan or television adaptation of his book Band of Brothers. Awarded , among others, George Marshall awards , Abraham Lincoln and The Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest award given to a civilian by the United States Department of Defense . He died due to cancer pulmón.En introducing Ambrose 's biography of Eisenhower said that Eisenhower had close ties after the previous biography of Henry Halleck , but Tim Rives, deputy director of the Eisenhower Presidential Center, said Ambrose to contact Eisenhower and suggest the project, March 2 as shown in chart Ambrose found in the Presidential Library and Museum Eisenhower.4 Dwight D. Eisenhower After the death in 1969 , Ambrose made repeated claims to have had only narrow and extraordinary relationships with him in the past five years the president. In an extensive interview in 1998, for example , Ambrose says it spent " much time with Ike , actually hundreds and hundreds of hours" interviewing Eisenhower on broad topics , and had been " on a daily basis for two years " before dying " interviewing and talking about his life . " 5 Rives argues that a number of meetings fecjas Ambrose cites in his 1970 book , The Supreme Commander , no personal agenda reconciled with Eisenhowe

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