Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

Book - 1992
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"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, c1954
ISBN: 9780140159943
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 333.72 POWELL 1992
Characteristics: xxiii, 438 p., [20] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 20 cm


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Stegner is more well-known for his award-winning fiction and the dizzying list of writers that studied under him. This narrative of John Wesley Powell's adventures in the Southwest and his profound advocacy for it may be Stegner at his best.

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