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Goodbye to a River: A Narrative

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In the 1950s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas. For John Graves, this project meant that if the stream’s regimen was thus changed, the beautiful and sometimes brutal surrounding countryside would also change, as would the lives of the people whose rugged ancestors had eked out an existence there. Graves therefore decided to visit that stretch of the river, which he had known intimately as a youth.

Goodbye to a River is his account of that farewell canoe voyage. As he braves rapids and fatigue and the fickle autumn weather, he muses upon old blood feuds of the region and violent skirmishes with native tribes, and retells wild stories of courage and cowardice and deceit that shaped both the river’s people and the land during frontier times and later. Nearly half a century after its initial publication, Goodbye to a River is a true American classic, a vivid narrative about an exciting journey and a powerful tribute to a vanishing way of life and its ever-changing natural environment.

Synopsis:

In an evocative travel narrative, the author recounts his three-week journey down the Brazos River in an attempt to recapture its colorful past, describing the history and events that shaped the people and environment of the region during the frontier era. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307773357
Subtitle:
A Narrative
Publisher:
Knopf
Author:
Graves, John
Author:
John Graves
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Nature : Rivers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
History
Subject:
Canoes and canoeing
Subject:
Brazos River Valley
Subject:
Brazos River
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Brazos River (Tex.) - Description and travel
Subject:
Brazos River Valley (Tex.)
Subject:
Americana-Rivers Lakes Waterways and Mountains
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Subject:
Nature : Ecosystems & Habitats - Rivers
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1960
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
306

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Literary
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Biology
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting
Travel » North America » United States » Southwestern States
Travel » Travel Writing » General

Goodbye to a River: A Narrative
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Product details 306 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307773357 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In an evocative travel narrative, the author recounts his three-week journey down the Brazos River in an attempt to recapture its colorful past, describing the history and events that shaped the people and environment of the region during the frontier era. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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