Bernard Devoto


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Bernard Augustine DeVoto (January 11, 1897 – November 13, 1955) was an American historian and author who specialized in the history of the American West.

He was born in Ogden, Utah. He attended the University of Utah for one year, then transferred to Harvard University, but interrupted his education to serve in World War I, graduating in 1920.

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  • ''The trouble with the sacred Individual is that he has no significance, except as he can acquire it from others, from the social whole.''
    Bernard Devoto (1897-1955), U.S. historian, critic. "The Easy Chair," Harper's (New York, May 1941).
  • ''The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless at the exact point where it refuses to act.''
    Bernard Devoto (1897-1955), U.S. historian, critic. "The Easy Chair," Harper's (New York, May 1941).
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