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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 streams 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 rivers 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.

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In this beloved modern classic, the author renders an account of three weeks spent on the Brazos River during the autumn of 1957. Part history, part memoir, and part travelogue, "Goodbye to a River" is a moving tribute to a vanishing world and its people. Illustrations.

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ISBN:
9780375727788
Subtitle:
A Narrative
Author:
Graves, John
Author:
John Graves Illustrations by Russell Waterhouse
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Canoes and canoeing
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Brazos River Valley
Subject:
Brazos River
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Brazos River (Tex.) - Description and travel
Subject:
Brazos River Valley (Tex.)
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage departures
Series Volume:
no. 36
Publication Date:
20020709
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP, LINE DRAWINGS T/O
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.07x5.22x.65 in. .70 lbs.

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