Down the Great Unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon pdf epub fb2

Down the Great Unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon by Edward Dolnick epub fb2 djvu

Author: Edward Dolnick
Title: Down the Great Unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon
ISBN: 0002571900
ISBN13: 978-0002571906
Other Formats: lrf txt docx rtf
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD; First Edition edition (2002)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1418 kb
Size FB2 version: 1450 kb
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, dramatic story of the Powell expedition.

On May 24, 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. The Grand Canyon, not explored before, was as mysterious as Atlantis—and as perilous. The ten men set out from Green River Station, Wyoming Territory down the Colorado in four wooden rowboats. Ninety-nine days later, six half-starved wretches came ashore near Callville, Arizona.

Lewis and Clark opened the West in 1803, six decades later Powell and his scruffy band aimed to resolve the West’s last mystery. A brilliant narrative, a thrilling journey, a cast of memorable heroes—all these mark Down the Great Unknown, the true story of the last epic adventure on American soil.


Related EPUB FB2 books to Down the Great Unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon by Edward Dolnick
River and Desert Plants of the Grand Canyon
River and Desert Plants of the Grand Canyon
John Wesley Powell (Watts Library (Sagebrush))
John Wesley Powell (Watts Library (Sagebrush))
Powell's Colorado River Expedition Coloring Book (The Colouring Books)
Powell's Colorado River Expedition Coloring Book (The Colouring Books)
The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (Classic, Nature, Pen ...
The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (Classic, Nature, Pen ...
The Explorers of the American West (Exploration and Discovery)
The Explorers of the American West (Exploration and Discovery)
From East to West with Lewis & Clark (My American Journey)
From East to West with Lewis & Clark (My American Journey)
Nosher
Nosher
The Lewis and Clark Journals (Abridged Edition): An American Epic of Discov ...
The Lewis and Clark Journals (Abridged Edition): An American Epic of Discov ...
Origins and Aspects of Olympism
Origins and Aspects of Olympism
The Hidden Canyon: A River Journey
The Hidden Canyon: A River Journey
Houghton Mifflin Reading: The Nation's Choice: Theme Paperbacks, Above-Leve ...
Houghton Mifflin Reading: The Nation's Choice: Theme Paperbacks, Above-Leve ...
The Diary of Joseph Plumb Martin: A Revolutionary War Soldier (In My Own Wo ...
The Diary of Joseph Plumb Martin: A Revolutionary War Soldier (In My Own Wo ...