1947 1st edition; Houghton Mifflin Company publishers, Boston; illustrated by Alfred Jacob Miller, et.al.; hardbound in wheat colored boards with red lettering on cover and spine; full of black and white and color illustrations; very good condition with unmarked pages; boards have edges with very minor bends; no dust jacket.
Across the Wide Missouri, With an Account of the Discovery of the Miller Collection is a 1947 book by American historian Bernard DeVoto. It is the second volume of a trilogy that includes The Year of Decision (1942) and The Course of Empire (1952).
Across the Wide Missouri is a history of the fur trade in the American West, during its peak in the 1830s. The trapping of beaver and other animals caused conflicts between the trappers and the various Native American tribes of the Upper Missouri River Basin.