Title: Down the Great Unknown
Author: Edward Dolnick
Number of Pages: 292
What is this book about?
The year is 1869 and ten rugged men leave Green River Station and travel one thousand river miles never really knowing what lay around the next bend in the river. They spend ninety-nine days navigating some of this country’s most dangerous waters. The leader of the group John Wesley Powell has only one arm. They are the first Americans to navigate the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and they did all this while facing backwards in open row boats!
Why should you read this book?
If US history and the winning of the west interest you then this is a great read about men who challenged the unknown and survived. Authentic and very detailed Mr. Dolnick does a fantastic job of bringing this true adventure to life. I highly recommend it.
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