This account of the second Powell expedition is a reprint of the 1962 edition and includes all 50 illustrations and a substantial foreword by William H. Geotzmann. "One of the seminal books on western history . . . The author was only 17 when he began the expedition, and he honestly hero-worshipped Powell all his life. Yet this bright, sharp account is so detailed and trutThis account of the second Powell expedition is a reprint of the 1962 edition and includes all 50 illustrations and a substantial foreword by William H. Geotzmann. "One of the seminal books on western history . . . The author was only 17 when he began the expedition, and he honestly hero-worshipped Powell all his life. Yet this bright, sharp account is so detailed and truthful that the reader can see through his enthusiasm to discover Powell's mean spirit and sometimes reckless nature. It's also a great river-running book." —Deseret News "It was decidedly worth writing, this detailed record: a more absorbing, and at times stirring, story of adventure has not seen the light in a long time, and the author's unadorned, yet vivid, style enables the reader to share all the emotions of the explorers:" —The Nation "In these later years (1909) when amateur travel in the west is frequent, a detailed record of this kind will be of value to seekers after adventure." —Science...
|Title||:||A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the Explorations on Land, in the Years 1871 and 1872|
|Number of Pages||:||277 Pages|
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A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the Explorations on Land, in the Years 1871 and 1872 Reviews
A million years ago, I read this and John Wesley Powell's account back-to-back -- this one is more engagingly written. It is also a more accurate version of Powell's second voyage, since Powell's account combined events from his two trips down the Colorado River into one narrative.The author was the expedition's artist & mapmaker, and one of the founders of the Explorer's Club. The drawings are great. I was reminded of this book when I visited AbeBooks for the first time in a while, and found it sitting in my basket. I really should buy it. It's one of the books that first made me interested in the American West.
I loved reading about rivers I've traveled down, recognizing places. Unbelievable what they accomplished in exploration of the river and region while enduring considerable hardship. Resourceful individuals committed to a task. Dellenbaugh wrote this account many years later, drawing on his and other members journals. He often waxes nostalgic about the experience and I wonder what time has done to his perception of the experience. He was just 19, I think, when the expedition began and this experience greatly shaped and directed the course of his life. Love true adventure accounts!
This is an amazing book by a 19 year old, Frederick Dellenbaugh of the second voyage of John Wesley Powell in 1871. If you have read John Wesley Powell's narrative which was not well written this is much better. I read this book while canoeing thru Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River and even used it to camp in the same spot that Dellenbaugh camped at. Nomad
Read this on a trip to Utah and Colorado, which included a white water rafting trip and a visit to the Grand Canyon. A vivid accounting. The second voyage had almost as many challenges as the first exploration. A great book to read and even better to read while there.
One of the best books I've read in quite a while. Much of it was about surveying the land north of the Grand Canyon in addition to the Colorado River trip from Green River to Kanab Canyon. The writing style was very enjoyable and it was so meaningful reading about so many places I know and love.
I could picture myself along for the journey, viewing the beauty, the adventure.. Reads like a journal, not a novel.
I felt that it drug a bit, though it was an interesting read