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Jenkinson, Clay

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Most widely held works by Clay Jenkinson
The Roosevelts : an intimate history by PBS Distribution (Firm)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire portant sur Théodore, Franklin et Eleanor Roosevelt, trois membres d'une des familles les plus importantes et influentes de la politique américaine
The Lewis and Clark companion : an encyclopedic guide to the voyage of discovery by Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical reference to the Lewis and Clark Expedition covers such topics as corps members, major events, flora and fauna, and geographic features. An indispensable guide to our nation's epic adventure. The years 2003-2006 mark the bicentennial of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's famous transcontinental journey between the Missouri and the Columbia River systems. They never did find the fabled Northwest Passage, but over twenty-eight months, the Corps of Discovery traveled more than eight thousand miles through eleven future states, named scores of places and rivers, met with many Native American tribes, and wrote the first descriptions of heretofore-unknown plants and animals. By the end of their trip, Lewis and Clark had navigated and named two thirds of the American continent. They may have had undaunted courage, but the sheer volume of information related to their expedition can be more than a little daunting to the armchair historian. Written by two highly regarded Lewis and Clark experts, this book contains over five hundred lively and fascinating entries on everything from the members of the expedition and the places they went to the weapons and tools, trade goods, and medicines they carried, along with the food and amusements that sustained them. Highly readable and informative, it's the perfect introduction for the Lewis and Clark novice, and the comprehensive guide no buff will want to be without
Into the Amazon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Into the Amazon tells the remarkable story of the journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon into the heart of the South American rain forest to chart an unexplored tributary of the Amazon. Two of the most celebrated men from their respective nations, Roosevelt and Rondon set out with twenty other adventurers in 1914. Over eight eventful weeks in one of the most remote places on earth, the ill-equipped expedition navigated deadly rapids in crude dugout canoes. Hunger and exhaustion were compounded by the rain forest's unforgiving topography, which forced the men to carry heavy canoes long distances. What was anticipated to be a relatively tranquil journey turned out to be a brutal test of courage and character. Before it was all over, one member of the expedition had drowned and another had committed murder. Roosevelt would badly injure his leg and beg to be left behind to die. More than a dramatic adventure story, Into the Amazon shines a light on two of the Western Hemisphere's most formidable men, and the culture and politics of their two formidable nations."--Container
A free and hardy life : Theodore Roosevelt's sojourn in the American West by Clay Jenkinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lavishly illustrated collection of Teddy Roosevelt's stories of his Dakota years. Theodore Roosevelt ventured into the American West to seek authentic frontier experience and the strenuous life. The New York aristocrat traveled to western Dakota Territory in 1883 to kill his first buffalo. He got his buffalo, but he also fell in love with the badlands of what is now North Dakota. On impulse, Roosevelt invested a significant portion of his wealth in two badlands ranches, and he spent the better part of 1883-87 ranching, hunting, serving as deputy sheriff, writing books, and attempting to become an authentic American cowboy. In North Dakota the New York dude became the Theodore Roosevelt who led a cowboy brigade of cavalrymen up Kettle and San Juan Hills in 1898 and then led the American people into the twentieth century as the twenty-sixth president of the United States. This book contains 70 stories, many set in Dakota Territory, about Roosevelt's life as an adventurer, politician, and man of letters, lavishly illustrated with more than 100 photographs, some never previously published. Clay S. Jenkinson's introduction assesses what Roosevelt learned from his sojourn in the West, including his commitment to conservation of America's natural resources. With a foreword by best-selling biographer Douglas Brinkley, this book tells the story of Theodore Roosevelt's life in his own words, carefully excerpted from his 1913 autobiography."--Publisher's website
River of promise : Lewis and Clark on the Columbia by David L Nicandri( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the many published accounts of the Lewis and Clark expedition, historians have tended to undervalue the explorers' encounter with Columbia River country. Most narratives emphasize Lewis and Clark's adventures through their journey to the Bitterroot Mountains but have said little about the rest of their travels west of there. River of Promise fills a significant gap in our understanding of Lewis and Clark's legendary expedition. Historian David L. Nicandri shifts the focus to an essential goal of the explorers: to discover the headwaters of the Columbia and a water route to the Pacific Ocean. He also restores William Clark in his role as the primary geographic problem-solver of the partnership. Most historians assume that Meriwether Lewis was a more distinguished scientist than Clark because of his formal training in Philadelphia and superior writing skills. Here we see Clark as Lewis's equal as scientific geographer, not merely the practical manager of boats and personnel. Nicandri places the legend of Sacagawea in clearer perspective by focusing instead on the contributions of often-overlooked Indian leaders in Columbia River country. He also offers many points of comparison to other explorers and a provocative analysis of Lewis's suicide in 1809, arguing that it was not a sudden event but fruit of a seed planted much earlier, quite possibly in Columbia country
Theodore Roosevelt : a cowboy's ride to the White House( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the exciting story of a physically challenged young man from Harvard who came to the Western frontier in 1883. Theodore Roosevelt bought a ranch, learned how to ride, shoot, hunt and acquired the skills that would make him a war hero and American President. It was in the Badlands of Dakota where the young Roosevelt became a cowboy and learned about democracy and the American West"--Container
The character of Meriwether Lewis : explorer in the wilderness : essays on one of the most remarkable men in American history by Clay Jenkinson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bold new study of the character of Meriwether Lewis attempts to make sense of one of the most fascinating and perplexing heroes of American history. Clay Jenkinson's Lewis is not a cheerful explorer in buckskins, but a complex, tightly-wound, ambitious and self-conscious man who led one of the great adventures in American history, but had severe re-entry problems and never wrote the book that would have served as the capstone of his explorations
The character of Meriwether Lewis : "completely metamorphosed" in the American West : a humanities essay by Clay Jenkinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vast and open plain : the writings of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota, 1804-1806 by Meriwether Lewis( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents chronologically the writings - journal entries, reports and letters - of all the members of the Lewis and Clark expedition, allowing for examination the 215 days the Corps of Discovery spent in the state from several perspectives.--Publisher's description
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clay Jenkinson portrays Thomas Jefferson as he talks about Jefferson's life and accomplishments, and then answers questions from the audience consistant with Jefferson's opinions and writings
For the love of North Dakota and other essays : Sundays with Clay in the Bismarck Tribune by Clay Jenkinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the first seven years (2005-2011) of a column published every Sunday in the Bismarck Tribune on life in North Dakota and the growing influence of the oil boom
Not all heroes : an unapologetic memoir of the Vietnam War, 1971-1972 by Gary E Skogen( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary Skogen's tour in Vietnam (1971-72) was the best year of his life. Living with fellow Criminal Investigation Division investigators in an isolated hooch overlooking the South China Sea at the U.S. Base at Chu Lai, Skogen enforced military drug laws during his working hours and yet managed to pursue a life of perfect hedonism far from the farm in southwestern North Dakota where he grew up. With unlimited access to cheap beer, a wide variety of compliant Vietnamese women, and a powder blue jeep he had somehow commandeered, Skogen perfected his criminal investigative skills at a time when U.S. troop morale had reached its nadir. Together with 80% of the two million men and women who served in Vietnam, Skogen spent his time behind the lines, mostly behind a desk. He did not slog on midnight patrols through Viet Cong tunnels or rice paddies studded with booby traps. He spent his year arresting and investigating the men he calls "dickheads," who endangered the lives of their fellow soldiers as well as themselves by giving themselves over to unrestrained drug use. This narrative proves that some whose names are incised on the Vietnam Memorial Wall died in less than heroic circumstances: drug overdoses, alcohol-induced asphyxiation, barroom brawls, some of them racially-motivated, fragging, and suicide
Turning points : a memoir by George A Sinner( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mortal stakes ; Faint thunder : new poems by Timothy Murphy( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy Murphy lives on the Great Plains. He has been a grain and hog farmer and, like Wallace Stevens, an insurance salesman, but the twin joys of his life are poetry and hunting. Murphy's poetry explores faith, family, spirituality, death, farming, friendship, love, and sexuality, yet it is profoundly rooted in place -- the Red River watershed in North Dakota and western Minnesota. He tries to make sense of the wide sweep of the northern plains, to explore how place shapes poetry and how poetry shapes one’s experience of place
Becoming Jefferson's people : re-inventing the American republic in the twenty-first century by Clay Jenkinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White Cloud by Jake Berthot( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 22 minute documentary tells the story of this young albino female buffalo named "White Cloud," and gives some insight into the mystery and intrigue of this animal, her bloodline, public interest in her and the spiritual message she represents to certain cultures"--Container
Denver Union Station : portal to progress( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From past glory to future promise, discover the legacy of a grand community icon"--Container
Running with the antelope : life, fitness, and grit on the northern plains by Melanie Carvell( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of Melanie Carvell's journey from the agricultural village of Mott, North Dakota (population 732), to world duathlon and triathlon competitions, then a splendid career as a physical therapist, director of the Sanford Women's Health Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, and a widely sought-after motivational speaker. Melanie learned to run on the northern Great Plains where the winters are long and harsh and the wind tests the human spirit. She attributes her national and international success to her agrarian roots and the challenge of biking, running, and swimming in one of the most formidable landscapes of America. Her motivational philosophy is, "If I can do these things, given the modesty of my upbringing and the harshness of the Dakota climate, so can you." Carvell encourages readers to begin a program of athletic training, weight loss, or general self-improvement. With loving anecdotes about Carvell's life as a top athlete and her work as a physical therapist, Running with the Antelope is part self-help book, part prairie memoir, and part song of love to North Dakota, which is undergoing a rapid transformation from its agrarian past to a carbon extraction industrial future
Theodore Roosevelt in the Dakota Badlands : an historical guide by Clay Jenkinson( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the landscape is quiet again : the legacy of Art Link( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Governor Art Link and his role in keeping North Dakota's 1970s energy development in harmony with the values of stewardship, the agrarian ideal, and the integrity of rural communities
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The Lewis and Clark companion : an encyclopedic guide to the voyage of discovery
A free and hardy life : Theodore Roosevelt's sojourn in the American WestRiver of promise : Lewis and Clark on the ColumbiaThe character of Meriwether Lewis : explorer in the wilderness : essays on one of the most remarkable men in American historyThe character of Meriwether Lewis : "completely metamorphosed" in the American West : a humanities essayTurning points : a memoirMortal stakes ; Faint thunder : new poems
Alternative Names
Clay S. Jenkinson American historian

Clay S. Jenkinson Amerikaans historicus

Clay S. Jenkinson historiador estadounidense

Clay S. Jenkinson historiador estatunidenc

Clay S. Jenkinson historien américain

Clay S. Jenkinson istoric american

Clay S. Jenkinson jenavan Lamerikänik

Clay S. Jenkinson usona historiisto

Jenkinson, Clay S.

Jenkinson, Clay Straus

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