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De Voto, Bernard 1897-1955

Works: 71 works in 504 publications in 6 languages and 30,994 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Bibliography  Love stories  Humor  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.5
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Most widely held works by Bernard De Voto
The year of decision, 1846 by Bernard De Voto( Book )

46 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and held by 3,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of some people who went west in 1846. 1846 saw the outbreak of the war with Mexico, Fremont and the Bear Flag Revolt, a great Oregon and California emigration, the conquest of New Mexico, Doniphan's expedition, and the tragedy of the Donner party of emigrants--half adults, half childrens. These narratives are told as stories in themselves, as related parts of the great national spectacle, and as the culmination of the whole movement of American westward migration from the Atlantic to the Pacific
The journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis( Book )

22 editions published between 1953 and 1997 in English and held by 3,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The course of empire by Bernard De Voto( Book )

29 editions published between 1952 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 2,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the 16th century through the year 1805, De Voto tells the story of American westward expansion, emphasizing that not only the promise of material gains but also the satisfactions of conquering a wilderness spurred on the indomitable explorers and pioneers
Mark Twain's America by Bernard De Voto( Book )

87 editions published between 1932 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in 1835, the birth year of Samuel Clemens, and extending through the Gilded Age, Mark Twain's America depicts the vigorous social and historical forces that produced the creator of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Bernard DeVoto catches a people moving west: Twain's own family drifting down the Ohio, emigrants of every stripe, the famous and the obscure. Answering genteel critics such as Van Wyck Brooks, who blamed the American frontier for stifling Twain's genius, DeVoto shows that, in fact, Twain's early days in Nevada and California made a writer of him. Mark Twain's America, first published in 1932, enriched by humor and supernatural slave lore, is an enduring work of American literary and cultural criticism
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Book )

14 editions published between 1911 and 1956 in English and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondrialcal wife Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie Silver is left destitute, and only place she can go is Ethan's farm. An embittered and man and an enchanting young woman meeting in such circumstances unleash predictable consequences as passions are aroused between the three protagonists
Mark Twain in eruption : hitherto unpublished pages about men and events by Mark Twain( Book )

17 editions published between 1922 and 1980 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of fiction by Bernard De Voto( Book )

13 editions published between 1950 and 1956 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The easy chair by Bernard De Voto( Book )

11 editions published between 1945 and 1971 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountain time by Bernard De Voto( Book )

17 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from the earth by Mark Twain( Book )

43 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword / by Henry Nash Smith. -- Letters from the Earth. -- Papers of the Adam family: Extract from Methuselah's diary ; A later extract from Methuselah's diary ; Extract from Eve's autobiography ; Passage from Eve's autobiography ; The world in the year 920 after creation ; Two fragments from a suppressed book called "Glances at history" or "Outlines of history" ; Extract from Shem's diary of 920 A.C. -- Letter to the Earth. -- A cat-tale. -- Cooper's prose style. -- Official report to the I.I.A.S. -- The Gorky incident. -- Simplified spelling. -- Something about repentance. -- From an English notebook: The Albert Memorial ; Old Saint Paul's ; The British Museum. -- From the manuscript of "A tramp abroad": the French and the Comanches. -- From an unfinished burlesque of books on etiquette: At the funeral ; At a fire ; Visiting cards. -- The damned human race: Was the world made for man? ; In the animals' court ; Zola's La terre ; The intelligence of God ; The lowest animal. -- The great dark
The hour by Bernard De Voto( Book )

8 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the hundredth meridian: John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West by Wallace Stegner( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the successes and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A prophet without honor who had a profound understanding of the American West, Powell warned long ago of the dangers economic exploitation would pose to the West and spent a good deal of his life overcoming Washington politics in getting his message across. Only now, we may recognize just how accurate a prophet he was."--Back cover
Minority report by Bernard De Voto( Book )

10 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forays and rebuttals by Bernard De Voto( Book )

9 editions published between 1936 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western paradox : a conservation reader by Bernard De Voto( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The life and adventures of James P. Beckwourth by James Pierson Beckwourth( Book )

6 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DeVoto's West : history, conservation, and the public good by Bernard De Voto( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, mountains, canyons, and deserts. This collection showcases the complexity, depth, and breadth of DeVoto's thinking. These essays (many of which originally appeared in the renowned Harper's column The Easy Chair) persuasively advocate stewardship of public land. DeVoto addressed the plundering of resources by absentee eastern corporations, westerners' conflicted relationship with the forces of exploitation, and the degradation of the national parks.--From publisher description
We accept with pleasure by Bernard De Voto( Book )

4 editions published in 1934 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen months in the lives of a group of lost generation Bostonians. -- Hanna
The hired man on horseback; my story of Eugene Manlove Rhodes by May Davison Rhodes( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of sun-goes-down by Bernard De Voto( Book )

9 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original carbon typescript of the novel, with a set of the letterpress galley proofs for the book and an accompanying letter from the editor. THE HOUSE OF SUN-GOES-DOWN (New York: MacMillan, 1928) was one of the early western novels to leave behind the stereotypical treatment of the West in the "cowboys and indians" vein
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controlled identityAugust, John, 1897-1955

controlled identityHewes, Cady, 1897-1955

August, John

August, John 1897-1955

Bernard DeVoto American historian and author

Bernard DeVoto amerikansk frfattare och historiker

Bernard DeVoto amerikansk skribent og historikar

Bernard DeVoto amerikansk skribent og historiker

Bernard DeVoto storico e scrittore statunitense

De Voto, Bernard.

De Voto, Bernard 1897-1955

De Voto, Bernard A.

De Voto, Bernard Augustine

De Voto, Bernard Augustine 1897-1955

De Voto, Bernhard 1897-1955

Devoto, Bernard

DeVoto, Bernard 1897-1955

DeVoto, Bernard Augustine 1897-1955

DeVoto, Bernhard 1897-1955

Hewes, Cady

Hewes, Cady 1897-1955

Voto, Bernard Augustine De.

Voto, Bernard Augustine de 1897-1955

Voto Bernard De

برنار دي فوتو، 1897-1955

دي فوتو، برنار، 1897-1955

فوتو، برنار دي، 1897-1955

The journals of Lewis and ClarkThe course of empireMark Twain's AmericaEthan FromeLetters from the earthThe hourBeyond the hundredth meridian: John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the WestThe Western paradox : a conservation readerDeVoto's West : history, conservation, and the public good