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Beyond the Hundredth Meridian by Wallace Stegner - 1st - 1954 - from Botany Books (SKU: BB000000715)

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

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Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

by Wallace Stegner

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1954 1st edition/1st printing in VG+ condition and lacking the Dust Jacket. Boards rubbed at the extremities. Fort Worth Engineering Firm's stamp on the front and back end-papers along with a date stamp September 15th, 1954. Some soiling to the edge. A Barbers Bookstore small sticker affixed to the front paste down. Fold out panorama picture intact and in very good condition with a few accidental folding creases. Pages evenly toned with no notes or underlining. Jacket missing but a facsimile was made and covered with an archival cover. This is a very nice collectible copy. 438 p. w/illustrations, maps, and index.


In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A prophet without honor who had a profound understanding of the American West, Powell warned long ago of the dangers economic exploitation would pose to the West and spent a good deal of his life overcoming Washington politics in getting his message across. Only now, we may recognize just how accurate a prophet he was. "This book goes far beyond biography, into the nature and soul of the American West. It is Stegner at his best, assaying an entire era of our history, packing his pages with insights as shrewd as his prose." —Ivan Doig


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Beyond the Hundredth Meridian
Wallace Stegner
Sewn brown cloth
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second hand - Very Good+
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Houghton Miflin Company
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Non Fiction; History; Biography; 20th Century Literature;

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