9780844672021

Down The River

Abbey, Edward

ISBN 10: 0844672025 / 0-8446-7202-5
ISBN 13: 9780844672021
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
"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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