Bernard Devoto


Bernard DeVoto was an author, literary critic, and historian. In 1948, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Across the Wide Missouri, and in 1953 he won the National Book Award for The Course of Empire. From 1935 onward he wrote a regular column, The Easy Chair, for Harper's Magazine. He served as curator for the papers of Mark Twain, and gained popularity for his abridged version of the journals of Lewis and Clark. He was a champion of public lands and the conservation of natural resources, as well as an adamant defender of civil liberties.


The Year of Decision, 1846

Bernard Devoto


The Western Paradox

Bernard Devoto


Year of Decision: 1846

Bernard Devoto


The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto

Bernard Devoto


Devoto's West: History, Conservation, and the Public Good

Bernard Devoto and Bernard Augustine DeVoto


Across the Wide Missouri

Bernard Devoto


Strange Empire

Joseph Kinsey Howard