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A River Lost The Life and Death of the Columbia

Biography / Memoir Out of Print
By: Blaine Harden
A River Lost
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  • A River Lost ISBN: 9780393316902 Paperback Dec 1997 Out of Print #152393
  • A River Lost ISBN: 9780393039368 Hardback Dec 1996 Out of Print #85576
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Courageous account of the exploitation of a great river, by a journalist who grew up in the communities that were at the forefront of dam building, nuclear power stations, etc.

From the publisher's announcement:

After a two-decade absence, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden returned to his small-town birthplace in the Pacific Northwest to follow the rise and fall of the West's most thoroughly conquered river.

Harden's hometown, Moses Lake, Washington, could not have existed without massive irrigation schemes. His father, a Depression migrant trained as a welder, helped build dams and later worked at the secret Hanford plutonium plant. Now he and his neighbors, once considered patriots, stand accused of killing the river.

As Blaine Harden traveled the Columbia-by barge, car, and sometimes on foot-his past seemed both foreign and familiar. A personal narrative of rediscovery joined a narrative of exploitation: of Native Americans, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river now tamed to puddled remains.

Part history, part memoir, part lament, "this is a brave and precise book," according to the New York Times Book Review. "It must not have been easy for Blaine Harden to find himself turning his journalistic weapons against his own heritage, but he has done the conscience of his homeland a great service."

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