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DeVoto's West : history, conservation, and the public good

Author: Bernard De Voto; Edward K Muller
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Social commentator and preeminent western historian Bernard DeVoto vigorously defended public lands in the West against commercial interests. By the time of his death in 1955, DeVoto had published criticism, history, and fiction. He had won both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes. But his most passionate writing--at once incisive and eloquent--advocated conservation of America's prairies, rangeland, forests,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955.
DeVoto's West.
Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607605848
Online version:
De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955.
DeVoto's West.
Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)609908339
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard De Voto; Edward K Muller
ISBN: 0804010722 9780804010726 0804010730 9780804010733
OCLC Number: 57211070
Notes: "Published in association with the Center for American Places Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Staunton, Virginia."
"DeVoto's West collects twenty-two of DeVoto's essays on the American West and conservation issues"--Introduction.
Description: xxxv, 275 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: [Pt.]1. DeVoto's West: Footnote on the West (1927) ; Fossil remnants of the frontier (1935) ; The West : a plundered province (1934) ; The anxious West (1946) ; The high country (1952) --
[Pt.] 2. The Western land grab, 1940s: The West against itself (1947) ; The western land grab (1947) ; U.S. Forest Service and the western land grab (1948) ; Sacred cows and public lands (1948) ; Statesmen on the lam (1948) --
[Pt.] 3. Desert, water, and the West: The West (1947) ; Flood in the desert (1952) ; Our hundred year plan (1950) ; And fractions drive me mad (1954) --
[Pt.] 4. Protection of the National Parks: National Park Service (1949) ; Shall we let them ruin our National Parks? (1950) ; Let's close the National Parks (1953) ; Intramural giveaway (1954) --
[Pt.] 5. The Western land grab, 1950s: Two-gun Desmond is back (1951) ; An old steal refurbished (1952) ; Conservation : down and on the way out (1954) ; One-way partnership derailed (1955).
Responsibility: Bernard DeVoto ; edited by Edward K. Muller.
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A collection of the conservation essays of Bernard DeVoto (1897-1955). Editor Edward K. Muller introduces these essays (many of which appeared in Harper's column The Easy Chair) that address the  Read more...

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