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I got this book on the advice of a friend and am now deeply indebted to him! Just a great and very revealing history book about the Westward Movement in the U.S. circa: 1830-1845. Read morePublished 9 months ago by W. Bonkosky
A classic. A must have for anyone interested in the Upper Missouri fur trade. Bernard de Voto deservedly won the Pulitzer Prize for this book.
This story held my interest from the biginning. I bwould reccommend it to anyone who likes this type of story about exploration and life in the early west. I liked the ending.Published 12 months ago by Terry E Netzley
I am a huge DeVoto fan. He has a distinct style that grates on some people, but that other people love. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Scott Cromar
I first read this book which I borrowed from my local Library about forty years ago, and I borrowed it again and again. I reckon I have read it about 15 times over the years!! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Glyn Pearson
I ordered the book because VP Dick Chaney mentioned it in his book "In My Life". He read the book when he was a child and found it educational. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sherman
This the greatest book written on this subject.
Perhaps the problem with most of the reviewers is they
read the paperback. Read more
Greatest book ever written on this subject, prize winner.
Central years of the fur trade with all the important
figures. Read more
Bernard De Voto's meticulously detailed account of the last days of the fur trade reveal the lives of the sometimes inspired, often desperate, original survivors, not the faux... Read morePublished on November 2, 2009 by Ms. Original