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The Doing of the Thing: The Brief Brilliant Whitewater Career of Buzz Holmstrom Paperback – June, 2003
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[The authors] are river-runners and they are fine writers. Welch's craft is strong. River runner or not, the reader flips with Buzz at Black Bar Falls, sits shivering at twilight on a boulder, swims the icy river, and tired and cold, goes on.
By the time Holmstrom puts his hand-built boat into Green River, we like the young boatman. By the end of the voyage, we love him. He emerges, through Dimock's storytelling and excerpts of Buzz' journal as a bright, hugely conscious man, expert at carpentry, rowing, survival in hard terrain and, more than anything, steering his journey not against the river, but with it. If writing is, as Dimock's and Welch's skill would bear out, a river, then what "The Doing of the Thing" accomplishes is the restoration of the flow and the bringing to the surface of a fine human being. -- Mary Sojourner, Arizona Daily Sun, October 9, 1998
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This beautifully designed trade paperback is notch bound for years of service both in the library and out on the river.