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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
Author: Wallace Stegner
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 a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140159943
ISBN-10: 0140159940
Publication Date: 3/1/1992
Pages: 496
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3.8 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Do not miss this book! It is a very important piece of our Western United States Legacy. It is is not just about John Wesley Powell and his trip down the Colorado River through the might Grand Canyon. (although it is a great read about his adventure and quite a good yarn!) It also ponders the development of the West and some history of it's many explorers and thrillseekers.
If you really want to understand how the West was developed this is a must read.

Stegner was a wonderful writer!
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Helpful Score: 1
I love Wallace Stegner, but just couldn\'t warm up to this. Maybe because it\'s non-fiction. It\'s about Wesley Powell, a geologist who worked to protect the American West. Hope someone else can enjoy this book.
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