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It is well worth reading, but be prepared for some tedious exposition.Published 13 months ago by Virginia Boding
This was an excellent account of Wesley Powell's dangerous exploration of the Colorado River. We navigated the length of the river using nothing more than wooden canoes. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jim Sullivan
He was definitely ahead of his time in terms of his view of the fragility of our environment versus the (over) development (dam construction) and demands placed upon our wonderful... Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by Sunflower
A detailed look at one of our unsung military heros that pursued his passion. A good read with many revelations. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by R. F. Delanoy
This is an impressive account of John Wesley Powell's public persona and offers interesting background concerning the times during which he lived and the opening up of the West. Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by K.S.Ziegler
John Wesley Powell, a man for dry seasons
After many diversions, I finally finished reading A River Running West, Donald Worster's full-scale biography of John Wesley... Read more
The title a River Running West is something of a misnomer. One could infer from this title that the bulk of this work centers upon Powell's Colorado River excursions (the front... Read morePublished on April 4, 2006 by nto62