Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

Book - 1992
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"This book goes far beyond biography, into the nature and soul of the American West. It is Stegner at his best, assaying an entire era of our history, packing his pages with insights as shrewd as his prose."--Ivan Doig; back cover.
"In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the successes and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A prophet without honor who had a profound understanding of the American West, Powell warned long ago of the dangers economic exploitation would pose to the West and spent a good deal of his life overcoming Washington politics in getting his message across. Only now, we may recognize just how accurate a prophet he was."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1992, ©1954
ISBN: 9780140159943
Characteristics: xxiii, 438 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: De Voto, Bernard Augustine 1897-1955


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