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Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon

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0n May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon; to adventurers of that era it was a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis — and as perilous.

The ten men set out down the mighty Colorado River in wooden rowboats. Six survived. Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, true story.

Synopsis:

In May 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West: the fabled Grand Canyon. Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, this is the first book to tell the full, dramatic story of John Wesley Powell's expedition. 16-page photo insert. Maps and index.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-354) and index.

About the Author

Edward Dolnick is the former chief science writer at the Boston Globe. He has written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and many other publications. He made his first Grand Canyon river trip twenty years ago. He is married and has two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060955861
Subtitle:
John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon
Author:
Dolnick, Edward
Author:
by Edward Dolnick
Author:
Manning, Brennan
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Grand canyon
Subject:
Colorado River.
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 2002-1232-1
Publication Date:
20020917
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.02x5.30x.99 in. .73 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » National Parks and Waterways
History and Social Science » Americana » Rivers Lakes Waterways and Mountains
History and Social Science » Americana » Western States
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Travel » North America » United States » General

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Product details 400 pages Perennial - English 9780060955861 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In May 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West: the fabled Grand Canyon. Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, this is the first book to tell the full, dramatic story of John Wesley Powell's expedition. 16-page photo insert. Maps and index.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-354) and index.
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