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The impetus for River Horse is one of intrigue--less urgent than the departure in Blue Highways--and the narrative possesses a captivating pull as it courses westward through the strongest currents and pauses in the back eddies of contemporary American life. Least Heat-Moon is in his element. Written in short thematic chapters, River Horse plies canals, greets the Missouri's many moods, and challenges chaotic waves. Indeed, the turbulent and placid waters of America flow throughout this well-told story. When Nikawa finally reaches the Pacific Ocean, Least Heat-Moon has discovered a new America in the country he knows so well. He ponders the command that rivers hold on him and celebrates the national treasures that they are. Exceeding 500 pages, River Horse may be a long journey, but when traveling by rivers, America is a larger country. A triumphant book all the way to the salty Pacific. --Byron Ricks --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
After years of dreaming and preparing, my wife and I recently retired to live full-time aboard our trawler. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Richard J Hermann
gave great insight into our river systems and what it takes to traverse them today.Published 2 months ago by Guy M.
Kind of slow, have stopped and picked it back up a few times now. But still a pretty cool adventure and an interesting read that gives history and an interesting perspective of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bryan
Mostly entertaining; sometimes hard to follow.
Here's a note for publishers:
if you provide maps, every place mentioned in the text should shown, instead of sending... Read more
River Horse is a very good perspective about how some of our pioneer ancestors took themselves across America by boat and foot. It's historical and entertaining. Read morePublished 3 months ago by gerald carey
Have you ever thought about traveling across America by boat? No really, not around, across; through the rivers and portages taking each snakey way around the land in a trusty... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Reynard
Too bad the author had to be so loquacious and verbose. Half of the book was unnecessary and filled with words beyond the average reader's lexicon and even kindle's lexicon. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David H. Knight
If you read his travel by car in Blue Highways you will his point-of-view while traveling by boat.Published 7 months ago by Sops