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    • Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression

    • Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture Series
    • By: David M. Wrobel
    • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    This thoughtful examination of a century of travel writing about the American West overturns a variety of popular and academic stereotypes. Looking at both European and American travelers' accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville's Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways, David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation's romantic entanglement with its Western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses to our history who deserve new attention.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Mark Mears on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95