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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:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : 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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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955.
DeVoto's West.
Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press : Ohio University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004028391
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard De Voto; Edward K Muller
ISBN: 9780804040143 0804040141
OCLC Number: 84860227
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 convervation issues"--Introduction.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 275 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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: by 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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