Trade Ed. Greathall Productions 2010
CD ISBN 978-1-882513-642 $13.45 One CDs
Jim Weiss infuses facts about the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery, and the growth of the Transcontinental Railroad with a dose of his signature storytelling—and the result is a vibrant discourse on a period of American history. Weiss has a knack for bringing characters to life and for choosing distinct moments to dramatize: Thomas Jefferson explains to a flabbergasted James Monroe why he had to convince Napoleon to sell the territory of Louisiana. William Clark runs the rapids of the Columbia River in a pirogue. A rampaging bear refuses to be stopped by explorers. Weiss brings history to life. A.R. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2011]
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