"Be of good cheer," the war-horse Edward Abbey advises, "the military-industrial state will soon collapse." This sparkling book, which takes us up and down rivers and across mountains and deserts, is the perfect antidote to despair.
Along the way, Abbey makes time for Thoreau while he takes a hard look at the MX missile system, slated for the American West. "For 23 years now I've been floating rivers. Always downstream, the easy and natural way. The way Huck Finn and Jim did it, LaSalle and Marquette, the mountain men, and Major Powell."
"Abbey's the original fly in the ointment. Give him money and prizes. Don't let anything happen to him." --Thomas McGuane
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 202 x 134 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Down the River is a collection of essays both timeless and timely. It is an exploration of the abiding beauty of some of the last great stretches of American wilderness on voyages down rivers where the body and mind float free, and the grandeur of nature gives rise to meditations on everything from the life of Henry David Thoreau to the militarization of the open range. At the same time, it is an impassioned condemnation of what is being done to our natural heritage in the name of progress, profit, and security. Filled with fiery dawns, wild and shining rivers, and radiant sandstone canyons, it is charged as well with heartfelt, rampageous rage at human greed, blindness, and folly. It is, in short, Edward Abbey at his best, where and when we need him most. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780452265639
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 202 x 134 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Essays discuss Thoreau, politics, the MX missile, modern agricultural methods, and the author s adventures traveling down rivers in Utah, Arizona, and Mexico. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780452265639
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