Goodbye to a River

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In the 1950s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas. For John Graves, this project meant that if the streams regimen was thus changed, the beautiful and sometimes brutal surrounding countryside would also chang…

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    Om Goodbye to a River

    In the 1950s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas. For John Graves, this project meant that if the streams regimen was thus changed, the beautiful and sometimes brutal surrounding countryside would also change, as would the lives of the people whose rugged ancestors had eked out an existence there. Graves therefore decided to visit that stretch of the river, which he had known intimately as a youth.Goodbye to a River is his account of that farewell canoe voyage. As he braves rapids and fatigue and the fickle autumn weather, he muses upon old blood feuds of the region and violent skirmishes with native tribes, and retells wild stories of courage and cowardice and deceit that shaped both the rivers people and the land during frontier times and later. Nearly half a century after its initial publication, Goodbye to a River is a true American classic, a vivid narrative about an exciting journey and a powerful tribute to a vanishing way of life and its ever-changing natural environment.

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    Format
    E-Bok
    Kopisperre
    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2010
    Forlag
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Gro
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780307773357
    Sider
    320

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