The Course of Empire by Bernard A. DeVoto

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This sweeping narrative traces North American expansion over a period of 278 years, from Balboa's route to the Pacific through the early days of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is the dramatic story of how the geography of North America both encouraged and limited continental expansion, and defined the political, imperial, and national borders of the American nation.

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The 779th greatest nonfiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - National Book Award - Nonfiction (National Book Foundation)

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