Horgan, Paul Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History [Boxed Set]
New York Rinehart & Company, Inc. 1954 Hardcover Good in Good+ dust jacket
2 volume set in slipcase, black cloth, xv + vii + 1020 pp, index, bibliography, 4 full or double page maps, source notes. Slipcase shows some general wear and scuffing but is structurally sound, a little insect damage to spine. Both volumes spines cocked with some rubbing and a little edge wear. Small stain to top edge of Vol. 2 that does not extend into the pages. Interiors are bright and clean. Overall, a nice set.
Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History.
"This is assuredly one of the best pieces of regional history yet written in the United States. Actually, it transcends regional history and soars far above the river valley with which it deals; it is 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) has a narrative sweep which carries the reader down the centuries at an exciting pace . . . (and) presents the clash, the mutual attraction and repulsion, the final merger of the four peoples involved and their varied cultures, with a sense of drama which owes nothing to prejudice or partiality. " -- Allan Nevins; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall