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River-Horse: The Logbook of a Boat Across America by  William Least Heat-Moon - First Edition - 1999 - from Bookmarc's and Biblio.com

River-Horse: The Logbook of a Boat Across America

by Heat-Moon, William Least

Condition: Very Good/Good


Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999. X3 - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition in good dust jacket. Dust jacket soiled on the front, wrinkling and chipping on some edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, a few light stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. Masterly in its own righ, River-Horse, when taken with Blue Highways and PrairyErth, forms the capstone of a peerless and timeless trilogy. 9.5"x6.5", 506 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

The author of Blue Highways and PrairyErth "takes us on a lifetime voyage full of imagery, insight and appreciation." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer In his most ambitious journey ever, William Least Heat-Moon sets off aboard a small boat named Nikawa ("river horse" in Osage) from the Atlantic at New York Harbor in hopes of entering the Pacific near Astoria, Oregon. He and his companion, Pilotis, struggle to cover some 5,000 watery miles, often following in the wakes of our most famous explorers, from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark. En route, the voyagers confront massive floods, dangerous weather, and their own doubts about whether they can complete the trip. But the hard days yield incomparable pleasures: generous strangers, landscapes untouched since Sacajawea saw them, riverscapes flowing with a lively past, and the growing belief that efforts to protect our lands and waters are beginning to pay off. Teeming with humanity, humor, and high adventure, River-Horse is an unsentimental and original arteriogram of our nation at the millennium.




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