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Goetzmann, William H.

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    • William Henry
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    • us: Goetzmann, William, 1930-2010
    • us: Goetzmann, William Henry, 1930-2010
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    • found: His Army exploration in the American West 1803-1863, 1959.
    • found: His The atlas of North American exploration, 1992: CIP t.p. (William Goetzmann)
    • found: His The West of the imagination, c1986: CIP t.p. (William H. Goetzmann) book, p. xviii (Austin, Texas)
    • found: New York times WWW site, Sept. 13, 2010 (in obituary published Sept. 11: William H. Goetzmann; b. William Henry Goetzmann, July 20, 1930, Washington; d. Tuesday [Sept. 7, 2010], Austin, Tex., aged 80; in a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, he overturned the idea of Western exploration in the 19th century as a series of random thrusts into the hinterland, finding instead that it was a far more systematic effort)
    • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-27 (b. 1930)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 3, 2017 (William H. Goetzmann; William H. Goetzmann (July 20, 1930--September 7, 2010) was an award-winning historian and emeritus professor in the American Studies and American Civilization Programs at the University of Texas at Austin; he attended Yale University as a graduate student and was friends with Tom Wolfe while there; his work on the American West won him the highest prizes for historians, the Parkman Prize and the Pulitzer Prize; he has written and published extensively on American philosophy, American political history, and the American arts; an advocate for the importance of history as a public discussion, he has served in various capacities in television and film production, notably for PBS; he was most recently the Jack S. Blanton, Sr., Chair Emeritus in History and American Studies; his last book published during his lifetime was Beyond the Revolution: A History of American Thought From Paine to Pragmatism (2009))
    • found: Deseret News, via WWW, May 3, 2017 (September 17, 2010 edition; William H. Goetzmann, who won the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1967 for his book "Exploration and Empire," which looked at journeys exploring the American West in the 19th century, has died; he was 80; born July 20, 1930, in Washington, D.C., he taught at the University of Texas at Austin for more than 40 years before retiring in 2005; other books by Goetzmann included one on the art of the American West that he co-authored with his son, William N. Goetzmann, and a book released last year called "Beyond the Revolution" explores the ideas of America's great thinkers following the American Revolution)
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