The Discovery of the Great West (Classic Reprint)

The Discovery of the Great West (Classic Reprint)

by Francis Parkman
     
 

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The discovery of the "Great West," or the valleys of the Mississippi and the Lakes, is a portion of our history hitherto very obscure. Those magnificent regions were revealed to the world through a series of daring enterprises, of which the motives and even the incidents have been but partially and superficially known.

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Excerpt from The Discovery of the Great West

The discovery of the "Great West," or the valleys of the Mississippi and the Lakes, is a portion of our history hitherto very obscure. Those magnificent regions were revealed to the world through a series of daring enterprises, of which the motives and even the incidents have been but partially and superficially known. The chief actor in them wrote much, but printed nothing; and the published writings of his associates stand wofuUy in need of interpretation from the unpublished documents which exist, but which have not heretofore been used as material for history.

This volume attempts to supply the defect. Of the large amount of wholly new material employed in it, by far the greater part is drawn from the various public archives of France, and the rest from private sources.

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ISBN-13:
9781331733522
Publisher:
Forgotten Books
Publication date:
09/28/2015
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.05(d)

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