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“The exploration of the American West,” writes William H. Goetzmann, “was never an isolated event. It belongs to world rather than to national history, and never more so than in the opening decades of the nineteenth century.” From the celebrated expedition of Captain Merriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark to the rise of the conservation movement at the height of the Gilded Age, Exploration and Empire offers a sweeping and colorful account of the opening of the West and its impact on the world. Winner of both the 1967 Pulitzer Prize and the 1967 Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians, this extraordinary book has long been regarded as a masterpiece of both scholarship and prose. Now, thanks to this exclusive new hardcover edition featuring a new introduction by author William H. Goetzmann, the History Book Club is proud to reintroduce our members to this essential classic.
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