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Old 07-19-2016   #21
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Goodbye to A River, by John Graves. Written in the '50's, I believe, about a guy canoeing the Brazos before it's dammed. A whole lot of deep thinking and solitary paddling, and a fair amount of history of the area and the Comanches. Really good book.

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Old 07-20-2016   #22
 
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For shear amazing perseverance, get a copy of Verlen Kruger's The Ultimate Canoe Challenge: 28,000 Miles Through North America

Thanks for the shout-out MattMan for Big Water Little Boats: Moulty Fulmer and the First Grand Canyon Dory on the Last of the Wild Colorado

For factual history, Otis Marston's From Powell To Power: A Recounting of the First One Hundred River Runners Through the Grand Canyon

And here's a tip of the hat to the authors working on the books we'll be talking about in the next few years! Nothing better than messing about on boats with books!
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I really enjoyed Living The Best Day Ever by Hendri Coetzee. It's about Hendri's travels on the rivers of Africa

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Old 07-20-2016   #24
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I would skip Marston's Powell to Power. It's a publication sorely in need of an editor to pare down Marston's rambling and long winded account of river running history. There was little new in it that couldn't be found elsewhere, without Marston's bias against others and chip-on-his-shoulder attitude. Other books tell river history much better.


Here's one not yet mentioned: The Doing of the Thing: The Brief, Brilliant Whitewater Career of Buzz Holmstrom


https://www.amazon.com/Doing-Thing-B.../dp/1892327074
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Old 07-20-2016   #25
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Oops, sorry, The Doing of the Thing was mentioned by Maxpower. I'll change my suggestion to The Very Hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River.


https://www.amazon.com/Very-Hard-Way...+very+hard+way
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Old 07-20-2016   #26
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The very hard way was an awesome book. Some great inspiration there, especially when life seems a little bit tough.
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Thanks for the laugh JohnyRyan. I'll sure give you credit for seeing Marston was not God's Gift to creative historical fiction writting. Most of the "elsewhere" writers were not born or in grade school when Marston pulled his source material together. If folks want the story from as many folks on those early river trips as possible, not just "elsewhere's" favorite person, Marston is THE go-to-source. You can go after me, but good luck going after Dock. All the elsewhere's used his work, sometimes an embarrassingly large amount of it. Guess they didn't see the biases and chips you do. So it goes...
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Anything worth doing. Can't think of the author right now but it is a great book about 2 friends that rowed the Salomon river to the ocean. Also set a record for longest distance traveled buy human power in 24 hours.
I think that record has been broken sounds like a good book though. New 24 hour Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) record
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https://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Bash.../dp/1555916082

Brothers on the Bashkaus, awesome true story
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