By Blaine Harden
After 20 years, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden again to his small-town birthplace within the Pacific Northwest to keep on with the increase and fall of the West’s so much completely conquered river. To discover the Columbia River and befriend those that collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a colossal freight barge crusing west from Idaho to the Grand Coulee Dam, the location of the river’s harnessing for the sake of jobs, electrical energy, and irrigation. A River Lost is a searing own narrative of rediscovery joined with a story of exploitation: of local americans, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river. up to date all through, this version includes a new foreword and afterword.
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