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River Horse
River Horse
Author: William Least Heat-Moon
River Horse: The Logbook of a Boat Across America — In his most ambitious journey ever, William Least Heat-Moon sets off aboard a small boat named Nikawa (river horse in Osage) from the Atlantic at New York Harbor in hopes of entering the Pacific near Astoria, Oregon. He and his companion, Pilotis, struggle to cover some 5,000 watery miles, often...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140298604
ISBN-10: 0140298606
Publication Date: 4/1/2001
Pages: 506
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I like william Least Heat-Moon. I found the idea of this book interesting, but I found it a little teadious to read.
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Helpful Score: 3
This account of an Atlantic-to-Pacific voyage over American waterways would have benefitted from some trimming. Overlong, festooned with ten-dollar words where fify-centers would have served as well, it's a mildly interesting read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm not a real fan of travelogues but the humor and personalities of this book are charming. A must read for anyone interested in the breadth, freedom and joy of America.
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As fascinating as Heat-Moon's Blue Highways saga. Makes you want to travel the USA and relive his experiences.