The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
Book - 2013
Fedarko, an award-winning journalist and part-time river guide, captures in all its heart-stopping twists and turns the epic 1983 speed run of three dared...Show more
Fedarko, an award-winning journalist and part-time river guide, captures in all its heart-stopping twists and turns the epic 1983 speed run of three daredevil boatmen through the flood-gorged Grand Canyon. Iconoclast extraordinaire Kenton Grua occupies center stage as the mastermind behind the astonishing feat, but Fedarko’s supreme accomplishment lies in his remarkable ability to place Grua and his companions within the pantheon of other great canyonland adventurers from Spanish times to the present, and in his equal respect for the engineers and dreamers whose attempts to tame the Colorado River averted disaster when put to the test. The Emerald Mile earns its place among the classic accounts of Grand Canyon adventure and exploration.
Also selected by Bill Broyles, W. David Laird, Christine Wald-Hopkins and Helene Woodhams