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Across the Wide Missouriby Bernard Aug De Voto
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize. De Voto weaves a compelling story of the Rocky mountain fur trade during the 1830s, vividly showing how this frontier enterprise shaped the American West. (A Mariner Reissue)
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize. Across the Wide Missouri tells the compelling story of the climax and decline of the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the 1830s. More than a history, it portrays the mountain fur trade as a way of business and a way of life, vividly illustrating how it shaped the expansion of the American West.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-436) and index.
About the Author
Bernard DeVoto (1897-1955), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was a renowned scholar-historian of the American West and one of the country's greatest men of letters.
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