The Course of Empire by Bernard A. DeVoto

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.

The 766th 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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Course of Empire Paperback 6762723 $13.62 $0.01 1983
The course of empire Hardcover 1417886 $5.08 1960
The Course of Empire Paperback 2445551 $6.84 $3.04 1998
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The Course of Empire (American Heritage Library) Paperback 6694520 $2.57 $2.00 1989