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From Barnes & NobleCo-winner of the 2001 National Outdoor Book Award, History/Biography Category
John Wesley Powell led a rich and varied existence. He was an explorer of great renown, a scientist, a soldier, a writer, and a conservationist. He served (and lost an arm) in the Civil War and led a heroic and dangerous expedition down the Colorado River that revealed the Grand Canyon to the world. In A River Running West, award-winning historian Donald Worster offers the first complete biography in more than half a century of this monumental figure, revealing the man behind the legend.