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Bernard DeVoto

AKA Bernard Augustine DeVoto

Born: 11-Jan-1897
Birthplace: Ogden, UT
Died: 13-Nov-1955
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Across the Wide Missouri

Father: Florian Benard DeVoto
Mother: Rhoda Dye (or DeWolf?, d. 3-Aug-1919 influenza)
Wife: Helen Avis MacVicar ("Avis", m. 30-Jun-1923, until his death, two sons, d. 1989)
Son: Gordon DeVoto (d. 2009)
Son: Mark DeVoto (b. 11-Jan-1940)

    University: University of Utah (one year, transferred)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1920)
    Teacher: Northwestern University (1922-27)

Author of books:
The Crooked Mile (1924, novel)
The Chariot of Fire (1926, novel)
The House of Sun-Goes-Down (1928, novel)
Mark Twain's America (1932, biography)
We Accept With Pleasure (1934, novel)
Forays and Rebuttals (1936, collection)
Mark Twain at Work (1942, essays)
The Year of Decision 1846 (1943, history)
The Literary Fallacy (1944, lectures)
Mountain Time (1947, novel)
Across the Wide Missouri (1947, history)
The World of Fiction (1950, criticism)
The Course of Empire (1952, history)
The Easy Chair (1955, essays)



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