Goodbye to a River

A Narrative
Product Number: EB00171419
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307773357
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

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 stream's 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 river's 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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Author(s): John Graves
Original Publish Date: Nov 10, 2010

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Author(s): John Graves
Narrator(s): Henry Strozier
Product Number CS057
Released: Dec 07, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419396229
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Author(s): John Graves
Narrator(s): Henry Strozier
Product Number Z0164
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449869113

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