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The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through… (urspr publ 2013; utgåvan 2014)

av Kevin Fedarko (Författare)

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The epic story of the fastest boat ride in history, on a hand-built dory named the "Emerald Mile," through the heart of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado river.
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Titel:The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
Författare:Kevin Fedarko (Författare)
Info:Scribner (2014), Edition: Reprint, 448 pages
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I really loved parts of this: the dam engineering, the beautiful writing about nature, the suspense of The Emerald Mile's speed run. However, as an impatient reader waiting for that speed run to happen, I would have enjoyed it more if there was less lead up. Definitely a well researched and interesting read, I'd recommend this to anyone who loves rivers, engineering, or just a good adventure story. ( )
  bookbrig | Aug 5, 2020 |
This book was an unexpected pleasure. Several years ago I was fortunate to do two rafting trips through the Grand Canyon. Both highlights of my life. In discussing this with a photographer friend he told me I should read the Emerald Mile and I took his advice.
The book is far richer than I had anticipated. Not only is it the history of a particular trip through the Canyon, it is a detailed, thought provoking history of the Canyon and many important events in its history. It discusses history in a somewhat biographical way, picking out important individuals and discussing their involvement along with their background. As I reader I found myself feeling close to many of the actors, and wishing I knew them or had had a chance to get to know them. I had taken the time to read a lot about canyon history at the time I did my rafting trips and I have to say this is the best and most memorable of those books.
I went back and reviewed the pictures I took during my trips and am planning to review the jottings I made during the trips.
The author finishes the book making the point there is something quintessentially American about the canyon and he makes his point very well. ( )
  waldhaus1 | Oct 24, 2019 |
Really wanted to like it. Liked the history. like the story idea. Just could never get into it. Found the writing very stale ( )
  bermandog | May 28, 2018 |
Excellent book, a must read. Both a good tale and interesting history. ( )
  craig5373 | Nov 23, 2017 |
Very interesting.. something I really wanted to learn more about. Not uneasy read. ( )
  LASMIT | Jan 29, 2017 |
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“This isn’t just a supercharged adventure tale about three idiots in a rowboat,” Fedarko said. “This is the story about two sets of heroes, each of which belong to a subculture that is opposed to and hates the other: the river people and the dam people. They don’t talk the same language, they don’t share the same values, they occupy the same space and they loathe each other. I ended up being forced, by the process itself and by the integrity of the process to tell each side each of those stories that are braided together in a manner that’s as objective and respectful as possible.”
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