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The Year of Decision, 1846

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"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 ... Show synopsis

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JosephMM

THE BEST

by JosephMM on Nov 28, 2013

DeVoto's YEAR OF DECISION is the most detailed, readable, & original history of US westward expansion I've ever read. More

rufone

Great book

by rufone on Nov 19, 2008

Bernard DeVoto is one of the most thoroughly researched historical writers of the antebellum period that I've read. He is especially knowledgable about this period as it pretains to the American west. This book starts out a little slow and a bit odd as he warns you, but it lays a solid foundation for ... More

PiusBrome

US History Comes Alive

by PiusBrome on Aug 30, 2007

Book covers the history of the country during the ZacheryTaylor administration. Many things come together: Mexican War; Mormon migration out of Iowa; settling northern border with Britian; Oregon Trail/Donner party; acquisition of Arizona/New Mexico/California from Mexico: Manifest Destiny. DeVoto ... More

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