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Kevin Fedarko was a staff writer at Time from 1991 to 1998, where hi work helped garner an Overseas Press Club Award. His writing ha appeared in Esquire, Outside, and other publications and has been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing. He lives in northern New Mexico and works as a näytä lisää part-time river guide in Grand Canyon National Park. näytä vähemmän

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The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 205 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (2004) — Avustaja — 182 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (2007) — Avustaja — 159 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 2016 v230 #3 September (2016) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta

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I have no desire to go on dangerous, miserable adventures, but I sure enjoy reading about them. This one was especially enjoyable because I've actually been to the place where the adventure took place (the touristy parts, obviously). Really enjoyed learning more about the Grand Canyon and seeing some of the remote spots I'll never visit through the words of a good writer.
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AngelClaw | Jun 15, 2024 |
The majesty of the Grand Canyon can be seen from its rims. The magic, however, lies at the bottom. Floating down the Colorado River in a wooden dory brings its history and geography alive in a way no other encounter can. I can vouch for that, having just completed a dory trip last month. The next best thing to experiencing the canyon in a dory is to read this engaging book about the discovery of the canyon, its exploration throughout the ensuing years, and the men and women who have tried to tame its powers.… (lisätietoja)
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jemisonreads | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |
I've been wanting to learn more about the Grand Canyon since I visited a few years ago, so I casually picked this book up, having no idea how good it would turn out to be. The writing is excellent, full of vivid descriptions and feeling like a heart-stopping thriller at times. So I learned more about the Grand Canyon, as I hoped, and got an awesome story out of it too, which I didn't expect. The Emerald Mile's speed record has been broken since this book was published, but it's still an incredible story. Would make a good movie, too.… (lisätietoja)
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AngelClaw | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 17, 2023 |
When I start a new book I make it a point to avoid knowing too much about it ahead of time. I prefer my reading to be pure discovery whenever possible. But this proved a bit of a stumbling block while reading The Emerald Mile, which is a thrilling and detailed work of non-fiction after a slow, detail-heavy buildup.

For starters, I didn't know what the Emerald Mile was. I initially thought it was some legendary section of the Colorado River, perhaps an area of especially dangerous rapids. But no, it's the name of a boat. And not just any boat. It was a rebuilt McKenzie River dory that a team of 3 expert enthusiasts raced to a Grand Canyon speed record back in 1983. And other than a non-descript introduction, the book doesn't mention the Emerald Mile until the halfway point.

It also didn't help that I'm not really a boating guy. Nor am I all that familiar with the world of river rafting or the landscape of the Colorado River. Far too often early in the book I often felt out of my league, but I'm happy to report that author Kevin Fedarko brought every backstory and each the informational threads together for an emotionally satisfying climax.

This is the best kind of non-fiction. I was an outsider when it came to this particular subculture, and by the end I felt like I belonged.
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Daniel.Estes | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 15, 2022 |



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