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A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

By: Donald Worster

646 pages, no illustrations

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #119801 | ISBN: 0195099915
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Biography of the founding father of the US Geological Survey. Worster paints a vivid portrait of how this man emerged from the early nineteenth-century world of immigrants, fervent religion, and rough-and-tumble rural culture, and barely survived the Civil War battle at Shiloh.


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