A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Revised by Blaine Harden

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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