In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the successes and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A prophet without honor who had a profound understanding of the American West, Powell warned long ago of the dangers economic exploitation would pose to the West and spent a good deal of his life overcoming Washington politics in getting his message across. Only now, we may recognize just how accurate a prophet he was.
Join us for our next book club meeting, on April 25 from 5:30-6:30! We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month, at the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library. All books are available at the Bright Side Bookstore at 18 N. San Francisco Street. Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!