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A great book that deserves to be read much more widely than it is.
The book assumes the form of a narrative of the author's three week solo canoe trip down the Brazos, a river about one hour by speeding car west of Ft.
In this book Graves blends travelogue, history, folklore and personal reflections in a highly readable account.
I bought this book for a history class, its okay but I wouldn't purchase again if I lost this book.Published 1 month ago by Sunny775
Very interesting to this river runner. The stories of historical residents along the river were captivating. Read morePublished 1 month ago by fishman
Fantastic book... Written so that it's easy read but insightful at the same time. If you are a Texan it's a must read.Published 1 month ago by nathen coomes
John Graves will eventually be remembered as a 20th century Mark Twain. A through and
through Texan, but with an unusual sensitivity to nuance and nature, capable of capturing... Read more
Sentiment reigns supreme in this homage to a way of life that has disappeared and will never return. Read morePublished 4 months ago by W.Lee Bourland, Jr
I love the Brazos and so does John Graves. I am a Texas-born lover of Texas' rivers. And so, I loved the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dwight Whitsett
I live in Texas, and am interested in Texas history, culture, wildlife, etc. I'm not sure a resident of NYC would have the same appreciation for this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by G.