Every Rapid Speaks Plainly: The Salmon, Green, and Colorado River Journals of Buzz Holmstrom (Colorado River Chronicles, 2)

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Buzz Holmstrom is the subject of the popular biography, The Doing of the Thing. It was Holmstrom's brilliance as a boat designer and builder, and his pioneering solo runs down the great rivers of America, that first brought him national attention. But it is his humble and insightful prose that sets him apart from the chest-thumping men of his day and brings him into the modern heart.

Every Rapid Speaks Plainly brings together his river journals from 1936, '37, and '38, along with letters he wrote home, and the 1938 accounts of his companions. Each of these was painstakingly transcribed from the original pocket notebooks, which were often scribbled in pencil, and smudged from repeated dousings.

For those who have read The Doing of the Thing and want to know Holmstrom better, or for those who simply want to follow a brilliant man, through his own words, as he moves uneasily from the age of wilderness expeditions to the more modern commercialized era, Every Rapid Speaks Plainly will speak to you.

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Brad Dimock was born in Ithaca, New York, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Prescott College in central Arizona. He proceeded to squander his education for more than twenty-five years as a commercial boatman in Grand Canyon and the rivers of Utah, Alaska, Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Ethiopia, and Tanzania. He is now a writer and aspiring hermit living in Flagstaff, Arizona, with his lovely wife, boatman Jeri Ledbetter.

He has written for numerous magazines and has stories in several anthologies. He was one of three authors that collaborated on "The Doing of the Thing; the Brief, Brilliant Whitewater Career of Buzz Holmstrom," which won the National Outdoor Book Award in 1998. He is sole author of "Sunk Without a Sound, The Tragic Colorado River Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde," his first full length book, won acclaim throughout the country including the National Outdoor Book Award, and is the subject of specials of The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, The Travel Channel, NPR Morning Edition, and CBS Sunday Morning.

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