Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History by Paul Horgan
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Rinehart and Company Publishers, 1954 first American printing, in slipcase. Two black hardcover, cloth-covered books with gold gilt lettering; no dust jackets. History of the American West. "Transcends regional history and soars far above the river valley with which it deals . . . a survey, rich in color and fascinating in pictorial detail, of four civilizations: the aboriginal Indian, the Spanish, the Mexican, and the Anglo-American . . . It is, in the best sense of the word, literature. It has architectural plan, scholarly accuracy, stylistic distinction, and not infrequently real nobility of spirit" (Allan Nevins )