THE ALLAGASH by Lew Dietz

THE ALLAGASH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A volume in the Rivers of America series which focuses on the river made famous by Thoreau that runs ninety miles north from the Telos Dam to the Saint John River. Lew Dietz takes his opportunity to tell of Red Paint people and Penobscots, surveyors and map-makers of the Maine wilderness; the men who came to harvest the ""whales of the sea"" -- great white pines set like jewels among the spruce; the Moosetowners and squatters, the romantics and hunters who came to the wilds, today protected as the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. A standard source, a pleasant passage.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1968
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston