4. 1 beach read
Our summer Friday feature ... This is out on Tuesday, so perfect to preorder for the holiday ... "The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell's Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West," by John F. Ross (Viking):
- "This is the story of the most practical of American visionaries who arose in the vast midlands of a brand-new continent — ... from the perspective of its European newcomers."
- "From the perils of these experiences, ... he would launch ... a bold challenge to the status quo."
- The glossy photo pages include an illustration of canyon creation, an amazing pic of wet-plate photographic equipment being set up in Utah in 1872, and Powell's map labeled "Arid Region of the United States."
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