A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Revised by Blaine Harden

By Blaine Harden

"Superbly stated and written with readability, perception, and nice skill." —Washington put up e-book World

After twenty years, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden lower back to his small-town birthplace within the Pacific Northwest to stick to the increase and fall of the West’s such a lot completely conquered river. To discover the Columbia River and befriend those that collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a vast freight barge crusing west from Idaho to the Grand Coulee Dam, the location of the river’s harnessing for the sake of jobs, electrical energy, and irrigation. A River Lost is a searing own narrative of rediscovery joined with a story of exploitation: of local americans, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river. up-to-date all through, this version includes a new foreword and afterword.

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