Woman of the River

Woman of the River

Author: Richard Westwood

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874213683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

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The great adventurer who helped make whitewater rafting a beloved national pastime comes to vivid life in this rollicking biography. Georgie White Clark—adventurer, raconteur, eccentric—first came to know the canyons of the Colorado River by swimming portions of them with a single companion. She subsequently hiked and rafted portions of the canyons, increasingly sharing her love of the Colorado River with friends and acquaintances. At first establishing a part-time guide service as a way to support her own river trips, Clark went on to become perhaps the canyons’ best-known river guide, introducing their rapids to many others, both on the river, via her large-capacity rubber rafts, and across the nation, via magazine articles and movies. Georgie Clark saw the river and her sport change with the building of Glen Canyon Dam, enormous increases in the popularity of river running, and increased National Park Service regulation of rafting and river guides. Adjusting, though not always easily, to the changes, she helped transform an elite adventure sport into a major tourist activity.
A Dictionary of Epithets and Terms of Address
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Leslie Dunkling
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-20 - Publisher: Routledge

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The River of Fire
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Patrick Easter
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

It is March 1799. A sunken lugger in the Pool of London reveals a grisly secret: The bodies of two men entombed in the crew's cabin. Suspicion falls on a third member of the crew seen fleeing the scene. He had a known motive for murder. Against the background of
Traditional Japanese Literature
Language: en
Pages: 578
Authors: Haruo Shirane
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Haruo Shirane's critically acclaimed Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600, contains key examples of both high and low styles of poetry, drama, prose fiction, and essays. For this abridged edition, Shirane retains substantial excerpts from such masterworks as The Tale of Genji, The Tales of the Heike, The
Woman of Valor
Language: en
Pages: 527
Authors: Stephen B. Oates
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-05-01 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serve, she became a veritable soldier, a nurse, and a one-woman relief agency operating in the heart
The Last Stand
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Nathaniel Philbrick
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-27 - Publisher: Random House

This is the archetypal story of the American West. Whether it is cast as a tale of unmatched bravery in the face of impossible odds or of insane arrogance receiving its rightful comeuppance, Custer's Last Stand continues to captivate the imagination. Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly reconstructs the build-up to the Battle