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A Mad, Crazy River: Running the Grand Canyon in 1927

Eddy, Clyde L.

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ISBN 10: 0826351557 / ISBN 13: 9780826351555
Editorial: University of New Mexico Press in cooperation with Avanyu Publishing Inc., 2012
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Weller Book Works, A.B.A.A. (Salt Lake City, UT, Estados Unidos de America)

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0826351557 Eddy, Clyde L. A Mad, Crazy River : Running the Grand Canyon in 1927. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 2012. 210pp. 8vo. Paperback. Book condition: Fine. N° de ref. de la librería UEDDMAD00LR

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Título: A Mad, Crazy River: Running the Grand Canyon...

Editorial: University of New Mexico Press in cooperation with Avanyu Publishing Inc.

Año de publicación: 2012

Encuadernación: PAPERBACK

Condición del libro:Fine

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When Clyde Eddy first saw the Colorado River in 1919, he vowed that he would someday travel its length. Eight years later, Eddy recruited a handful of college students to serve as crewmen and loaded them, a hobo, a mongrel dog, a bear cub, and a heavy motion picture camera into three mahogany boats and left Green River, Utah, headed for Needles, California. Forty-two days and eight hundred miles later, they were the first to successfully navigate the river during its annual high water period. This book is the original narrative of that foolhardy and thrilling adventure.


“The point of his great adventure is not to make a name for himself, or to profit from a documentary film, or even to prove that quiet men of intellect can be as courageous as brawny frontiersmen. The point is the journey itself, the satisfaction of attempting the near impossible, and of surviving to tell the tale.”--Peter Miller, National Geographic Magazine, from the Foreword

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In 1927 Clyde Eddy recruited a handful of college students to serve as crewmen and loaded them, a hobo, a mongrel dog, and a bear cub into three boats and set out to travel the length of the Colorado River. This book is the original narrative of that foolhardy and thrilling adventure.

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Weller Book Works sells new used and rare books. The bookstore was founded as Zion Bookstore in 1929 by Tony Weller's grandfather Gustav and is now owned and operated by Tony and Catherine Weller. WBW is a member of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB/LILA) and the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association (MPIBA). We are also members of The Salt Lake Vest Pocket Business Coalition, Local First, and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. Weller Book Works occupies 9000 square feet in historic Trolley Square, between Salt Lake City?s downtown and University districts and the Avenues and Sugarhouse. The store has two levels and ceilings high enough for salvaged local antique streetlights; it has an open industrial feel with exposed brick walls, stained concrete floors and salvaged metal on counters and facades. Our books are well organized and curated by 12 avid readers and diligent booksellers. We sell new, second hand and rare books of many topics with strong selections of literature, art, history, juvenile books and local culture. We also sell e-books via the KOBO link on our website. Additionally, Weller Book Works sells practical books, like cooking, self-help, crafts and how-to. We order new books and search for out-of-print and rare copies. In addition to books, we sell journals, cards, literary T-shirts and gift items. Our Rare Book Department showcases fine and collectible books of all topics with special expertise in Local History, Mormonism and Literature. We perform appraisals, host author readings, signings and other bookish affairs and we provide special services to libraries, schools, institutions and book groups.

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