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No library of western/southwestern materials can be without this book. . . . --Books of the Southwest
This book goes far beyond biography, into the nature and soul of the American West. It is Stegner at his best, assaying an entire era of our history, packing his pages with insights as shrewd as his prose. --Ivan Doig --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
WALLACE STEGNER (1903-1993) was the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, including the National Book Award-winning The Spectator Bird (1976) and Crossing to Safety. Angle of Repose won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
This is an extraordinary biography of an early conservation advocate of the West. Powell's efforts in Washington during the late 19th century are prophetic.Published 1 month ago by DB
Worth reading just for the adventure of his Western explorations, but essential for understanding forces shaping Federal land and water policies.Published 3 months ago by annapolis therapy
Out standing account of Powells trip down the Colorado river. Of course Wallace Stegner's writing is a big plus also. Wonderful man(Powell) daunting country but he over came it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by xina stone
Fascinating and prescient (the footnotes are almost better than the book)Published 4 months ago by Scott Powell
This book is terrific for two reasons. The first is the remarkable story of a very remarkable man, who had such important contributions to make to America. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Raymond Waugh