River Master

River Master

John Wesley Powell's Legendary Exploration of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon

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In 1869, Civil War veteran and amputee Major John Wesley Powell led an expedition down the uncharted Colorado River through the then-nameless Grand Canyon. This is the story of what started as a geological survey, but ended in danger, chaos, and blood. The men were inexperienced and ill-equipped, and they faced unimaginable peril. Along the way there was death, mutiny, and abject terror, but Powell persevered and produced a masterwork of adventure writing still held in the highest regard by the boatmen who follow his course today. With never-before-used primary sources and firsthand experience navigating Powell’s legendary route, Cecil Kuhne brings this remarkable chapter of frontier history to life.
Publisher: New York, NY : The Countryman Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781682680742
1682680746
Branch Call Number: 917.913 POWEL KHUNE
Characteristics: 269 pages

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