DALLAS – 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.

Goetzmann died Sept. 7 from congestive heart failure at his home in Austin, his son, William N. Goetzmann, said Friday.

Goetzmann taught at the University of Texas at Austin for more than 40 years before retiring in 2005.

He released a book just last year called “Beyond the Revolution,” which explores the ideas of America’s great thinkers from 1776 to 1900.

His book “Exploration and Empire” also won the Francis Parkman Prize in 1967, an award given by the Society of American Historians for the best nonfiction book on America.