Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History. Vol. 1, Indians and Spain. Vol. 2, Mexico and the United States. 2 Vols. in

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$39.95
Publisher
Wesleyan University Press
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Pages
1038
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5.7 X 2.1 X 8.48 inches | 2.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
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9780819562517
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About the Author

PAUL HORGAN, novelist, historian, biographer, was one of this century's most gifted American authors. He trice won the Pulitzer Prize for History in a literary career spanning six decades. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1903, he moved with his family in 1915 to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was Professor Emeritus and Author-in-Residence at Wesleyan University until his death in 1995.

Reviews

"Extremely well written, in a style that is sometimes as eloquent as Macaulay's, sometimes precise and restrained like that of Prosper Mérimée...In short, a book of exceptional merit, among the very best of its kind."--Marcus Cunliffe, Manchester Guardian

"Transcends regional history and soars far above the river valley with which it deals . . . a survey, rich in color and fascinating in pictorial detail, of four civilizations: the aboriginal Indian, the Spanish, the Mexican, and the Anglo-American . . . It is, in the best sense of the word, literature. It has architectural plan, scholarly accuracy, stylistic distinction, and not infrequently real nobility of spirit"--Allan Nevins

"One of the major masterpieces of American historical writing."--Carl Carmer

"Extremely well written, in a style that is sometimes as eloquent as Macaulay's, sometimes precise and restrained like that of Prosper MériméeIn short, a book of exceptional merit, among the very best of its kind."--Marcus Cunliffe, Manchester Guardian

"Here is known and unknown history, emotion and color, sense and sensitivity, battles for land and the soul of man, cultures and moods, fused by a glowing pen and a scholarly mind into a cohesive and memorable whole."--Boston Sunday Herald