Year of Decision 1846

ISBN-10: 0312267940

ISBN-13: 9780312267940

Edition: N/A

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Description: Year of Decision 1846 tells many fascinating stories of the U.S. explorers who began the western march from the Mississippi to the Pacific, from Canada to the annexation of Texas, California, and the southwest lands from Mexico. It is the penultimate book of a trilogy which includes Across the Wide Missouri (for which DeVoto won both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes) and The Course of Empire. DeVoto's narrative covers the expanding Western frontier, the Mormons, the Donner party, Fremont's exploration, the Army of the West, and takes readers into Native American tribal life.

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/5/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Historian Stephen E. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana. Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. He is also the founder and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. His works include D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan.

Acknowledgments
Preface
New Preface to the Year 2000 Edition
Introduction to the Year 2000 Edition
Calendar
Map
Invocation
Build Thee More Stately Mansions
The Mountain Man
Pillar of Cloud
Equinox
Spring Freshet
Interlude: Doo-Dah Day
Oh Susanna!
"Cain, Where Are Thy Brothers?"
Interlude: World of Tomorrow
Solstice
The Image on the Sun
Sonorous Metal
Continental Divide
Interlude: Friday, October 16
Atomization
Trail's End
Anabasis in Homespun
Down from the Sierra
Whether It Be Fat or Lean: Canaan
Bill of Review - Dismissed
Notes
Statement of Bibliography
Index
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