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Down the Great Unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon
by Edward Dolnick


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0n May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon; to adventurers of that era it was a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis -- and as perilous.  Read more...


 
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Overview

0n May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon; to adventurers of that era it was a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis -- and as perilous.

The ten men set out down the mighty Colorado River in wooden rowboats. Six survived. Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, true story.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060955861
  • ISBN-10: 0060955864
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: September 2002
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.3 x 0.99 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.73 pounds


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Books > History > United States - 19th Century
Books > Travel > United States - General
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