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The course of empire

Author: Bernard De Voto
Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin, ©1952.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the 16th century through the year 1805, De Voto tells the story of American westward expansion, emphasizing that not only the promise of material gains but also the satisfactions of conquering a wilderness spurred on the indomitable explorers and pioneers.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard De Voto
OCLC Number: 7533268
Notes: Map on endpapers.
Includes index.
Description: xvii, [5], 647 pages : maps (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: The children of the sun --
The spectrum of knowledge --
The iron men --
The heartland --
Converging frontiers --
The world turned upside down --
Twelve-year armistice --
Prime meridian --
Equinoctial tide --
A more perfect union --
Westward the course of empire --
The passage to India.
Responsibility: by Bernard De Voto ; with maps by Erwin Raisz.

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From the 16th century through the year 1805, De Voto tells the story of American westward expansion, emphasizing that not only the promise of material gains but also the satisfactions of conquering a wilderness spurred on the indomitable explorers and pioneers.

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