Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

Wallace Stegner


during this booklet Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the celebrated ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the place of origin of Indian tribes of the yank Southwest. A prophet with out honor who had a profound knowing of the yank West, Powell warned some time past of the risks fiscal exploitation may pose to the West and spent a great deal of his lifestyles overcoming Washington politics in getting his message throughout. in simple terms now, we might realize simply how actual a prophet he was.

"This ebook is going a long way past biography, into the character and soul of the yank West. it truly is Stegner at his top, assaying a complete period of our heritage, packing his pages with insights as intelligent as his prose." —Ivan Doig

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