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Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West (Fred H. and Ella Mae Moore Texas History Reprint Series) Hardcover – September 1, 1993
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An impressive picture of the times. A great refernce book and well worth re-reading. The only fault was the reproduction of the all important maps in my paper back version, far too small to interpret. Even a magnifying glass hardly improved legibility. A good atlas and Google Earth were of great asistance however.
American West. His Exploration and Empire is a classic of the exploring of
the west by explorers and scientists. I ordered a hard cover copy and it
arrived on time and in excellent condition. I have added this classic book
to my American History collection. Charles
This edition (purchased for a gift) was very disappointing. The graphics had been copied and many were unreadable. The cover was also disappointed. I recommend anyone interested in this book pass on the second edition and try to get a used copy of the first edition.
I am a sucker for any historical book that can authoritatively offer new information on a topic of American history. The author received an award for his PhD study and taught history and American Studies at Yale and University of Texas for years before writing this book. It won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1967 because it offers a compendium of information, easy to access with detailed index, and well sourced with strong footnoting, with more source info discussed at back of book
Yes, some of the many the map illustrations are small therefore hard to read but they could be accessed if magnified. Overall, a wonderful book and I would recommend it to any history buff or scholar, as a text to study and to still use as a source on this topic.
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