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Bernard DeVoto

Orlan Sawey

Bernard DeVoto

by Orlan Sawey

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Published by Twayne in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • DeVoto, Bernard, -- 1897-1955.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Orlan Sawey.
    SeriesTwayne"s United States authors series -- 151
    The Physical Object
    Pagination147p. ;
    Number of Pages147
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18605127M

    This volume presents the vast panorama of Westward expansion, with roots reaching back to Lewis and Clark and the Louisiana Purchase, and forward to the struggle to maintain the Union in the Civil War. The year is selected as a crucial and decisive point in which the Mexican and Texas troubles came to a head, the Mormon trek made history in its march from the Illinois settlements to the. Across the Wide Missouri by Devoto, Bernard Seller Old Saratoga Books Published Condition Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly sunned at spine with small closed tear. Edition Tenth Printing Item Price $.

    Bernard Augustine DeVoto (Janu – Novem ) was an American historian and author who specialized in the history of the American West. Life and work He was born in Ogden, Utah. Buy The Year of Decision, by Bernard Devoto online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 3 editions - starting at $ Shop now.5/5(3).

    Bernard DeVoto, Self: Adventure. Novelist Bernard Augustine DeVoto's father was one of the original Mormon pioneers who settled Utah. He began his education at the University of Utah, then transferred to Harvard University in Massachusetts. When World War I broke out he enlisted in the army and was posted as an infantry lieutenant, but did not see combat tion: Writer. The Course of Empire by Bernard Devoto. At last Mr. DeVoto concluded that the Missouri was the answer to that riddle and the main character of this book. It was The Northwest Passage, The Passage to Lidia, The Way West - indeed, it was The Course of Rating: % positive.


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Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Across the Wide Missouri By Bernard DeVoto & Mae Reed Porter Hardback The book is not only informative and vision-altering: it is superbly well written. As Bernard DeVoto book writer, Bernard DeVoto reminds me a great deal of Shelby Foote's historical work on the Civil War.

Both DeVoto and Foote are novelists who brought their formidable literary skills to historical subject matter, and who framed their histories as by: Across the Wide Missouri by Bernard DeVoto did not (for me) live up to its hype. A Pulitzer Prize winner inthis tale did not translate well across the last 70 years.

Very simply it is a story about the end of the western United States fur trade in the early s/5. To my mind, Course of Empire is the best book written by Bernard Devoto (). With it, he won a National Book Award to add to his Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes.

DeVotos integration of American exploration with the political quarrels of Europe is exceptionally good, and his understanding of western geography is overwhelming even to the well traveled/5. In an intensely active career Bernard DeVoto () achieved a national reputation as a journalist, essayist, novelist, literary critic, historian, college teacher, conservationist, and all-around professional writer.

He once referred to himself as “a literary department store.” He published three major historical works about the American West (The Year of Decision: [   Across the Wide Missouri tells the compelling story of the climax and decline of the Rocky Mountain fur trade during Bernard DeVoto book s.

More than a history, it portrays the mountain fur trade as a way of business and a way of life, vividly illustrating how it shaped the expansion of the American West.

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Bernard DeVoto (), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was a renowned scholar-historian of the American West and one of the country's greatest men of letters. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title/5(). Read this book on Questia. The Year of Decision, by Bernard Devoto, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of The Year of Decision, ().

Bernard DeVoto was an author, literary critic, and historian. Inhe won the Pulitzer Prize for Across the Wide Missouri, and in he won the National Book Award for The Course of Brand: Tin House Books.

Across the Wide Missouri Mr. DeVoto has a passion for this subject and a passion for the characters that live in it. Here are some excerpts from the book: "There were few delicate feeders in the mountains The river tribes liked the green, putrid flesh of buffalo drowned while crossing the ice and hauled ashore weeks later, `so ripe, so tender, that very little boiling is required.'Cited by: Mountain Time by Bernard DeVoto and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Bernard DeVoto (), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, was a renowned scholar-historian.

Stephen E. Ambrose is the author of Undaunted Courage and D-Day June, both critically-acclaimed bestsellers.4/5(6). The Western Paradox: A Bernard DeVoto Conservation Reader.

Bernard DeVoto. from: $ Book Summary: The title of this book is Across the Wide Missouri and it was written by Bernard DeVoto.

This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Unknown. It was published by Houghton Mifflin and has a total of pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is and the 13 digit ISBN is Pages: Bernard DeVoto; With a New Introduction by Stephen E.

Ambrose. Bernard DeVoto (), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, was a renowned scholar-historian. Stephen E. Ambrose is the author of Undaunted Courage and D-Day. Bernard DeVoto betrays his change of heart, as reflected in the re-write of his essay, long before he begins to talk about Book of Mormon origins in particular.

On page 83 of Forays and Rebuttals he states: "Revelation in Mormonism, by George B. Arbaugh, is in some ways the most sagacious treatise on the Church ever written. Bernard DeVoto; With a New Introduction by Stephen E. Ambrose. Bernard DeVoto (), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, was a renowned scholar-historian.

Stephen E. Ambrose is the author of Undaunted Courage and D-Day Cited by:   Bernard DeVoto () was, according to the novelist Wallace Stegner, "a fighter for public causes, for conservation of our natural resources, for freedom of the press and freedom of thought." A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, DeVoto is best remembered for his trilogy, The Year of Decision:Across the Wide Missouri, and The Course /5(20).

Bernard DeVoto His Life and Work He was born Bernard Augustine DeVoto in Ogden, Utah. He attended the University of Utah for one year, then transferred to Harvard University, but interrupted his education to serve in World War I, graduating in He began his career in as an English instructor at.Read this book on Questia.

The Literary Fallacy by Bernard DeVoto, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of The Literary Fallacy ().Bernard De Voto, in full Bernard Augustine De Voto, (born JanuOgden, Utah, U.S.—died NovemNew York, New York), American novelist, journalist, historian, and critic, best known for his works on American literature and the history of the Western frontier.

After attending the University of Utah and Harvard University (B.A., ), De Voto taught at Northwestern.