Beyond the hundredth meridian: John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West

      Wallace Earle Stegner

Beyond the hundredth meridian: John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West

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No library of western/southwestern materials can be without this book. . . . --Books of the Southwest

This book goes far beyond biography, into the nature and soul of the American West. It is Stegner at his best, assaying an entire era of our history, packing his pages with insights as shrewd as his prose. --Ivan Doig

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The author recounts the successes and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. "No library of western/southwestern materials can be without this book. . . ."-- Books of the Southwest.

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