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The Western paradox : a conservation reader

Author: Bernard De Voto; Douglas Brinkley; Patricia Nelson Limerick
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Series: Yale Western Americana series (Unnumbered)
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Bernard DeVoto (1897-1955) 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: 1846, Across the Wide Missouri, and The Course of Empire. He also wrote a column for Harper's Magazine, in which he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955.
Western paradox.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00012507
(OCoLC)45420211
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard De Voto; Douglas Brinkley; Patricia Nelson Limerick
ISBN: 9780300133868 0300133863 9780300084221 0300084226 1281722731 9781281722737
OCLC Number: 123131867
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 552 pages).
Series Title: Yale Western Americana series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Bernard DeVoto ; edited by Douglas Brinkley and Patricia Nelson Limerick ; with a foreword by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

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Bernard DeVoto (1897-1955) 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: 1846, Across the Wide Missouri, and The Course of Empire. He also wrote a column for Harper's Magazine, in which he fulminated about his many concerns, particularly the exploitation and destruction of the American West. This volume brings together ten of DeVoto's acerbic and still timely essays on Western conservation issues, along with his unfinished conservationist manifesto, Western Paradox, which has never before been published. The book also includes a foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., who was a student of DeVoto's at Harvard University, and a substantial introduction by Douglas Brinkley and Patricia Limerick, both of which shed light on DeVoto's work and legacy.

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