Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. First Edition. 8vo. 438 pp. Introduction by Bernard DeVoto. Spectacular fold-out panoramic view of the Canyon; illustrated plates. Near fine (some splitting along fold lines of fold-out panorama) in very good dustjacket (some wear to extremities, moreso to spine ends with chipping). Item #20035
In this fascinating look at the old American West, Stegner recounts the successes and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A prophet without honor who had a profound understanding of the American West, Powell warned long ago of the dangers economic exploitation would pose to the West and spent a good deal of his life overcoming Washington politics in getting his message across. - google books.