Sunk Without A Sound

Dimock, Brad

Published by Fretwater, 2001
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Synopsis: The mystery of Glen and Bessie Hyde is whitewater navigation's equivalent to Mallory and Irvine's disappearance on Everest in 1924. Just four years later in October 1928, the Hydes, a bright, attractive, and talented young couple built their own wooden sweep scow and launched on a honeymoon voyage down the Green and Colorado Rivers through Grand Canyon. Bessie was the first woman to ever attempt the river. Halfway through Grand Canyon they talked to the press, then disappeared into the gloomy November depths of the gorge. They were never seen again. Despite an extensive series of searches, no trace was found except, eerily, their boat: upright, intact, fully loaded, and snagged in calm water. Glen and Bessie had vanished without a trace. For the next seven decades their tale evolved from simple facts to convoluted folklore and myth. A woman appeared on a river trip in 1971 claiming to be Bessie, having murdered Glen and hiked out. In 1976 a skeleton was found at Grand Canyon with a bullet through the skull. Size, age and circumstance suggested it was the body of Glen Hyde. In 1985 a woman surfaced with a tale of her father, Glenn Hyde, who had disappeared in 1928, but reappeared seven years later with tales of having rafted rivers. He said he had attempted the Colorado through Grand Canyon but "it didn't work out." And he carried a scar on his back from a knife wound, delivered by a woman named Bessie. And in 1992, when Georgie Clark, the most famous of all river runners, died, her past was discovered to be pure fiction. She had been born Bessie, and her lingerie drawer held a marriage record for Glen and Bessie Hyde. And a pistol. Author and boatman Brad Dimock tackled this story with an obsession, tracking each clue, lead, and rumor, even going to the extreme of building a replica of the Hydes' archaic sweep scow for a harrowing journey through Grand Canyon with his own bride. The resulting book, a masterful interweaving of past and present, of pathos and humor, is a classic in outdoor adventure, mystery writing, literary nonfiction, and investigative journalism. With 304 profusely illustrated pages, this beautiful book is not only a joy to look at, but a true page turner.

From the Publisher: Like The Perfect Storm on a whitewater river, or Into the Wild in the depths of Grand Canyon, this adventure/mystery/biography details true story of Glen and Bessie Hyde, who vanished on their 1928 honeymoon river trip through Grand Canyon. Although their boat was found upright and fully loaded, not a trace of the Hydes was ever found. Over the next seven decades four people—each thought to be Glen or Bessie—appeared, spawning tales of murder and mayhem. Award-winning author and boatman Brad Dimock tracked down each detail of the story, even going so far as to recreate the Hydes’ archaic scow for a harrowing journey through Grand Canyon with his own bride.

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Title: Sunk Without A Sound
Publisher: Fretwater
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
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