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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)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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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).
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Introduction""; ""Select Harper�sConservation Essays""; ""The West: A Plundered Province""; ""The Anxious West""; ""The West Against Itself""; ""Sacred Cows and Public Lands""; ""Statesmen on the Lam""; ""Two-Gun Desmond Is Back""; ""Billion Dollar Jackpot""; ""The Sturdy Corporate Homesteader""; ""Heading for the Last Roundup""; ""Conservation: Down and on the Way Out""; ""Western Paradox""; ""Chapter 1 To the Traveler�s Eye""; ""Chapter 2 Damnedest Country Under the Sun""; ""Chapter 3 Emptiness Can Affect the Unwary"" ""Chapter 4 Unregarded Inheritance from the Frontier""""Chapter 5 The Eighth City of Cibola""; ""Chapter 6 A Certain Mentality ""; ""Chapter 7 Nemesis""; ""Epilogue""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography ""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Index""
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 was a conservationist and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. This volume brings together ten of his acerbic and timely essays on western conservation issues, along with his unfinished  Read more...

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