New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1959. First Edition. Large 8vo. xx, 509 pp. Bibliography; Index. Illustrations; maps including 5 folding maps in rear pocket. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (price-clipped, minor wear to extremities). Item #19418
Here, recorded for the first time, is a detailed account of the role of the United States Army Corps of Topographical Engineers in the opening of the American West. William H. Goetzmann (1930 – 2010) was an American historian and emeritus professor in the American Studies and American Civilization Programs at the University of Texas at Austin. His work on the American West won him the highest prizes for historians, the Parkman Prize and the Pulitzer Prize.