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Winner of The National Book Award

Tracing North American exploration from Balboa to Lewis and Clark, DeVoto tells in classic fashion how the drama of discovery defined the American nation.

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Bill Croke
...[T[he national literacy of the pre-television era demanded lucid prose and a good story....[P]rovides a comprehensive look at the major explorations of the North American continent.
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DeVoto won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his series on the settling of the American West. The Course of the Empire traces the history of North America over a period of 278 years. Across the Wide Missouri, however, is more narrowly focused, covering specifically the importance of the fur trade of the early 1800s. Both are solid histories for public and academic libraries.
Bill Croke
...[T[he national literacy of the pre-television era demanded lucid prose and a good story....[P]rovides a comprehensive look at the major explorations of the North American continent.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803265592
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1983
  • Series: American Heritage Library
  • Pages: 647

Meet the Author

Bernard DeVoto (1897-1955), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was a renowned scholar-historian of the American West and one of the country's greatest men of letters.

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