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The Resource The Powell Expedition : new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey, Don Lago

The Powell Expedition : new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey, Don Lago

Label
The Powell Expedition : new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey
Title
The Powell Expedition
Title remainder
new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey
Statement of responsibility
Don Lago
Title variation
New discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Wesley Powell<U+2019>s 1869 expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon continues to be one of the most celebrated adventures in American history, ranking with the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Apollo landings on the moon. For nearly twenty years Lago has researched the Powell expedition from new angles, traveled to thirteen states, and looked into archives and other sources no one else has searched. He has come up with many important new documents that change and expand our basic understanding of the expedition by looking into Powell<U+2019>s crewmembers, some of whom have been almost entirely ignored by Powell historians. Historians tended to assume that Powell was the whole story and that his crewmembers were irrelevant. More seriously, because several crew members made critical comments about Powell and his leadership, historians who admired Powell were eager to ignore and discredit them. Lago offers a feast of new and important material about the river trip, and it will significantly rewrite the story of Powell<U+2019>s famous expedition. This book is not only a major work on the Powell expedition, but on the history of American exploration of the West
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lago, Don
Dewey number
979.13
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F788
LC item number
.L3373 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Powell, John Wesley
  • White, James
  • Howland, Seneca
  • Howland, Oramel
  • Sumner, John Colton
  • Explorers
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Powell Expedition : new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey, Don Lago
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 396 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781943859436
Lccn
2017009458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1870577
  • 868767
Label
The Powell Expedition : new discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 river journey, Don Lago
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 396 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781943859436
Lccn
2017009458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1870577
  • 868767

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