By Blaine Harden
"Superbly said and written with readability, perception, and nice skill." —Washington put up ebook World
After 20 years, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden back to his small-town birthplace within the Pacific Northwest to stick with the increase and fall of the West’s such a lot completely conquered river. To discover the Columbia River and befriend those that collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a tremendous freight barge crusing west from Idaho to the Grand Coulee Dam, the location of the river’s harnessing for the sake of jobs, electrical energy, and irrigation. A River Lost is a searing own narrative of rediscovery joined with a story of exploitation: of local americans, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river. up-to-date all through, this variation incorporates a new foreword and afterword.
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