Marva's Reviews > Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon

Down the Great Unknown by Edward Dolnick
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Feb 06, 2009

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Like many books recommended from a class I attended at a singles conference, this book is an adventure. I thought it exciting. I enjoyed hearing the view of the first person to ride on a boat through the Grand Canyon. However, I struggled to get past my thought of "why did they do it?" They lived at the same time as the pioneers who sacrificed so much to accomplish so much for their posterity. These men just wanted adventure and they accomplished mapping the Colorado River and seeing the Grand Canyon. But that's all.

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message 1: by Jen (new)

Jen We just saw an IMAX about the Grand Canyon, at the Tech Museum. It was pretty good.

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