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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:

The great explorer of the Grand Canyon speaks from the past in selections from his journals, guiding readers on a detailed account of his meticulous, often perilous journey thorugh the famous canyon. Reprint.

Table of Contents

Challenge — Crew — Launch — Ashley Falls — Paradise — Disaster — Shiloh — Hornets' nest — Hell's half mile — Fire — First milestone — Hoax — Last taste of civilization — Trapped — "Hurra! Hurra! Hurra!" — Outmatched — Flash flood — To the Taj Mahal — Grand Canyon — Time's abyss — Great unknown — Sockdolager — Fight — Misery — Separation rapid — Deliverance — Vanishing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061760341
Subtitle:
John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy through the Grand Canyon
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Edward Dolnick
Author:
Dolnick, Edward
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Grand canyon
Subject:
Colorado River.
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Americana-Rivers Lakes Waterways and Mountains
Subject:
Americana-Western States
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020917
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
400

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Camping and Hiking » Guides
Travel » North America » United States » General

Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy through the Grand Canyon
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"Synopsis" by , The great explorer of the Grand Canyon speaks from the past in selections from his journals, guiding readers on a detailed account of his meticulous, often perilous journey thorugh the famous canyon. Reprint.
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