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De Voto, Bernard 1897-1955

Works: 365 works in 1,248 publications in 5 languages and 42,785 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Biographies  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.52
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The journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis( Book )

37 editions published between 1953 and 1997 in English and held by 4,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primiary source
The year of decision, 1846 by Bernard De Voto( Book )

80 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and German and held by 3,739 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
Across the wide Missouri by Bernard De Voto( Book )

75 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Limited to two hundred and sixty-five numbered copies autographed by the author." This copy not numbered
Letters from the earth by Mark Twain( Book )

46 editions published between 1938 and 2008 in English and held by 2,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches and pieces from Twain's lesser known works. First prepared in 1939 by Bernard DeVoto and now presented with his notes and introduction
The course of empire by Bernard De Voto( Book )

49 editions published between 1952 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,630 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
The portable Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

90 editions published between 1946 and 1996 in English and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of notable excerpts from Twain's published writings. Also includes a selection of his letters and biographical material
Mark Twain's America by Bernard De Voto( Book )

87 editions published between 1932 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,942 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 )

19 editions published between 1911 and 1956 in English and held by 1,841 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
The Western paradox : a conservation reader by Bernard De Voto( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,816 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
Mark Twain in eruption : hitherto unpublished pages about men and events by Mark Twain( Book )

30 editions published between 1922 and 1980 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of fiction by Bernard De Voto( Book )

23 editions published between 1950 and 1956 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The easy chair by Bernard De Voto( Book )

14 editions published between 1945 and 1971 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary fallacy by Bernard De Voto( Book )

20 editions published between 1944 and 1969 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountain time by Bernard De Voto( Book )

19 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological romance of two people who return to their childhood home to understand and recover from their neuroses
Mark Twain's America ; and, Mark Twain at work by Bernard De Voto( Book )

17 editions published between 1932 and 1967 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 685 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
The hour by Bernard De Voto( Book )

11 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One part celebration, one part history, two parts manifesto, Bernard De Voto's The Hour is a comic and unequivocal treatise on how and why we drink--properly. The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner turns his shrewd wit on the spirits and attitudes that cause his stomach to turn and his eyes to roll (Warning : this book is NOT for rum drinkers). De Voto instructs his readers on how to drink like gentleman and sheds new light on the simple joys of the cocktail hour
Mark Twain at work by Bernard De Voto( Book )

22 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1954 and 1992 in English and held by 497 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 )

9 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The journals of Lewis and Clark
The year of decision, 1846Across the wide MissouriLetters from the earthThe course of empireThe portable Mark TwainMark Twain's AmericaEthan FromeThe Western paradox : a conservation reader
Alternative Names

controlled identityAugust, John, 1897-1955

controlled identityHewes, Cady, 1897-1955

August, John

August John 1897-1955

Bernard DeVoto Amerikaans historicus (1897-1955)

Bernard DeVoto amerikansk författare och historiker

Bernard DeVoto amerikansk skribent og historikar

Bernard DeVoto amerikansk skribent og historiker

Bernard DeVoto historien américain

Bernard DeVoto storico e scrittore statunitense

Bernard DeVoto US-amerikanischer Historiker und Schriftsteller

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 A.

DeVoto, Bernard Augustine 1897-1955

DeVoto Bernhard

DeVoto, Bernhard 1897-1955

Hewes, Cady

Hewes Cady 1897-1955

Voto Bernard Augustine de

Voto Bernard Augustine De 1897-1955

Voto, Bernard de

Voto, Bernard de 1897-1955

Бернард Девото

برنار دي فوتو، 1897-1955

دي فوتو، برنار، 1897-1955

فوتو، برنار دي، 1897-1955


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