Stephen Ambrose | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Howard Lamar

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Stephen Ambrose.
This section contains 1,630 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by Howard Lamar

Critical Review by Howard Lamar

SOURCE: “The Search for American Heroes,” in Yale Review, Vol. 85, No. 4, October, 1997, pp. 146-50.

In the following review, Lamar offers favorable evaluation of Undaunted Courage, praising Ambrose's narrative skill and successful effort to humanize Meriwether Lewis.

Stephen E. Ambrose, the author of The New York Times bestseller D-Day and the biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, has always been in search of American heroes. In Undaunted Courage he goes back in time to write about one of the country's first official explorer-heroes, Meriwether Lewis of the famous Lewis and Clark Overland Expedition of 1804–6. Unlike other accounts of Lewis and Clark, however, Ambrose with good reason not only rescues Meriwether Lewis from two centuries of obscurity but presents him as a fascinating, complex, strong, contradictory individual. He also portrays Thomas Jefferson as a...

(read more)

This section contains 1,630 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by Howard Lamar