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Beyond the hundredth meridian

Wallace Earle Stegner

Beyond the hundredth meridian

John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West. With an introd. by Bernard DeVoto

by Wallace Earle Stegner

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Published in Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1962 .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902,
  • The West

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography and notes: p. [369]-419.

    SeriesSentry edition, 20
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 438 p. maps. ;
    Number of Pages438
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26561282M

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