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Author Nevills, Norman D., 1908-1949.

Title High, wide, and handsome : the river journals of Norman D. Nevills / edited by Roy Webb ; with a foreword by Brad Dimock.

Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2005.
Publication Info. 2005


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 308 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary When he started taking paying passengers by boat through the rapids of the Colorado River's canyons, Norman Nevills invented whitewater tourism and the commercial river business. For twelve years, from 1938 until his death in a plane crash in 1949, he safely took, without a single life lost, friends, explorers, and customers down the Colorado, Green, San Juan, Salmon, and Snake Rivers in boats he designed. National media found him and his adventures irresistible and turned him into the personification of river running. Logging seven trips through the Grand Canyon when no one else had completed more than two, he was called the Fast Water Man. Boatmen he trained went on to found their own competing operations. Always controversial, Nevills had important critics and enemies as well as friends and supporters, but no one can dispute his tremendous impact on the history of western rivers and recreation. Nevills's complete extant journals of those river expeditions are published for the first time in High, Wide, and Handsome. They contain vivid stories and images of still untamed-by-dams rivers and canyons in the Colorado River system and elsewhere, of wild rides in wooden boats, and of the few intrepid pioneers of adventure tourism who paid Nevills so they could experience it all. They have been transcribed and edited by river historian Roy Webb, author of If We Had a Boat: Green River Explorers, Adventurers, and Runners and Call of the Colorado.
Note Print version record.
Contents Foreword; Introduction; Cataract and Grand Canyons, June 20 to August 1, 1938; Green River through the Grand Canyon, June 17 to August 22, 1940; Grand Canyon, July 14 to August 5, 1941; Grand Canyon, July 12 to August 7, 1942; Salmon River, July 11 to August 3, 1946; Snake River, August 4 to August 17, 1946; Green River, June 16 to July 5, 1947; Grand Canyon, July 10 to August 5, 1947; Grand Canyon, July 11 to August 5, 1948; Green River, June 19 to July 3, 1949; Grand Canyon, July 12 to July 31, 1949; Coda, Monday, September 19, 1949; A Note On The Sources; Notes; Index.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Language English.
Subject Nevills, Norman D., 1908-1949 -- Diaries.
Nevills, Norman D., 1908-1949 (OCoLC)fst00231848
White-water canoeing -- West (U.S.)
Rivers -- West (U.S.)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Rivers. (OCoLC)fst01098312
White-water canoeing. (OCoLC)fst01174794
West United States. (OCoLC)fst01243255
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Diaries. (OCoLC)fst01423794
Added Author Webb, Roy.
Other Form: Print version: Nevills, Norman D., 1908-1949. High, wide, and handsome. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2005 0874216028 0874216036 (DLC) 2004029562 (OCoLC)57344302
ISBN 0874215080 (electronic bk.)
9780874215083 (electronic bk.)
9780874216028 (case-bound ; alk. paper)
0874216028 (case-bound ; alk. paper)
9780874216035 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0874216036 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0874216028 (case-bound ; alk. paper)
0874216036 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780874216028
AU@ 000051370085
GBVCP 1008648981
UKMGB 020142867

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