29th in the Rivers of America series, this carries on the recent trend to make more of the character of the river, its...

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THE COLORADO

29th in the Rivers of America series, this carries on the recent trend to make more of the character of the river, its country and people, than of the factual history, and particularly here- where the author's life paralleled that of the river. Here are the mountains and the high country, the plateau, the desert and the delta, the United States, border and Mexican countries that line the river; here are the conquerors, the padres, the trappers, settlers, outcasts, outlaws, prospectors, and their inheritors today; here are the dreams of water for the thirsty land, the Colorado River Dam, Boulder Dam, and the canal aqueduct through to Mexico, the projects and the accomplishments; and finally the Imperial Valley and the Grand Canyon. This gives a portrait- in terms of geography, history, human endeavor and achievement- of an outlaw river that dominates not only the land but the men, and continues the high standard of the earlier books.

Pub Date: Sept. 9, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Rinehart

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1946