River-Horse: Across America by Boat


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The author of Blue Highways and PrairyErth "takes us on a lifetime voyage full of imagery, insight and appreciation." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

In his most ambitious journey ever, William Least Heat-Moon sets off aboard a small boat named Nikawa ("river horse" in Osage) from the Atlantic at New York Harbor in hopes of entering the Pacific near Astoria, Oregon. He and his companion, Pilotis, struggle to cover some 5,000 watery miles, often following in the wakes of our most famous explorers, from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark.

En route, the voyagers confront massive floods, dangerous weather, and their own doubts about whether they can complete the trip. But the hard days yield incomparable pleasures: generous strangers, landscapes untouched since Sacajawea saw them, riverscapes flowing with a lively past, and the growing belief that efforts to protect our lands and waters are beginning to pay off.

Teeming with humanity, humor, and high adventure, River-Horse is an unsentimental and original arteriogram of our nation at the millennium.

Title: River-Horse: Across America by Boat


Categories: TS,

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics): April 2001

ISBN Number: 0140298606

ISBN Number 13: 9780140298604

Binding: Paper Back

Book Condition: Used - Like New

Seller ID: 20100215100128

Description: Book is in excellent condition, clean and tight. Was a remainder and is marked on the page edges. Never read. We put tracking on every shipment.