Wilderness at dawn: the settling of the North American continent

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Simon & Schuster, 1993 - History - 541 pages
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of FDR uses scenes and dialogues from letters, journals, and diaries to recreate the odysseys, adventures, human dramas, and inhuman suffering that shaped American history. 75,000 first printing.

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User Review  - Clueless - LibraryThing

This may very well be a perfect book. Morgan shows the exploration and settling of the North American continent through appropriate stories and anecdotes. He explains the six Indian nation’s interest ... Read full review

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User Review  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

This very readable book throws aside the old Fredrick Jackson Turner thesis that the frontier was a line moving west across the country that more or less closed in about 1890. Morgan, instead ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
11
The Exploration Fever
47
in The Spanish Presence
71
Copyright

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Ted Morgan is the author of more than fifteen books, including "FDR: A Biography" and "Reds: McCarthyism in Twentieth-Century America". As Sanche de Gramont, he was the only French citizen to win the Pulitzer Prize (for journalism). He lives in New York City.

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