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Read & Download ´ Disappointment River ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Download º E-book, or Kindle E-pub  Brian Castner Brian Castner  9 Read & Download Led He was wrongIn this book Brian Castner not only retells the story of Mackenzie's epic voyages in vivid prose he personally retraces his travels battling exhaustion exposure mosuitoes white water rapids and the threat of bears He transports readers to a world rarely glimpsed in the media of tar sands thawing permafrost remote indigenous villages and at the end a wide open Arctic Ocean that could become a far northern Mississippi of barges and pipelines and oil mone. A sub genre I ve developed a taste for canoeing adventures Castner whose voice feels very authentic to me does a magnificent job of telling the story of Alexander Mackenzie 1764 1820 who first for a European traveled this river to its end hoping it would lead to the Northwest Passage providing that long sought access to Asia via North America Castner follows in Mackenzie s wake giving us a then and now story that s a bit of time travel Castner has a voice that s very much his own He edits his opinion out of most of this story and gives undramatic glimpses of present day traffic along this river or at least 2018 traffic when there was still an oil boom There is a certain flatness to stories of days upon days of paddling but Castner nevertheless manages to tell a good story without adding superfluous flair Along the way he brings Mackenzie out of the shadows of history and gives us a glimpse of what the beaver trade meant at its peak including the Falconis Tractor prose he Paisaje de Otoño personally retraces his travels battling exhaustion exposure mosuitoes white water rapids and the threat of bears He transports readers to a world rarely glimpsed in the media of tar sands thawing Eksyneen muistikirja permafrost remote indigenous villages and at the end a wide open Arctic Ocean that could become a far northern Mississippi of barges and Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn pipelines and oil mone. A sub genre I ve developed a taste for canoeing adventures Castner whose voice feels very authentic to me does a magnificent job of telling the story of Alexander Mackenzie 1764 1820 who first for a European traveled this river to its end hoping it would lead to the Northwest Passage ueer Theory and Brokeback Mountain paddling but Castner nevertheless manages to tell a good story without adding superfluous flair Along the way he brings Mackenzie out of the shadows of history and gives us a glimpse of what the beaver trade meant at its The Truth Against the World peak including the

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Read & Download ´ Disappointment River ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Download º E-book, or Kindle E-pub  Brian Castner Brian Castner  9 Read & Download H American exploration and places them in a still rugged but increasingly fragile Arctic wilderness in the process of profound alteration by the dual forces of globalization and climate change Fourteen years before Lewis and Clark Mackenzie set off to cross the continent of North America with a team of voyageurs and Chipewyan guides to find a trade route to the riches of the East What he found was a river that he named Disappointment Mackenzie died thinking he had fai. I received a free Kindle copy of Disappointment River by Brian Castner courtesy of Net Galley and Doubleday Books the publisher It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley Goodreads Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book review blog I also posted it to my Facebook LinkedIn Twitter and Google Plus pagesI reuested this book as the description sounded interesting a mix of history and a modern day reenactment This is the first book by Brian Castner that I have readI had high hopes for this book but unfortunately it was less than stellar The premise of the book is Alexander MacKenzie s search for the Northwest Passage and the author s trip following Mackenzie s path The parts dealing with the history of MacKenzie s trip were the most enjoyable part of the book The author s modern day narrative I found to be rambling at times and his writing style made it hard to focus and enjoy the book It simply was not engagingSome ot


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    E–pub/Pdf [Disappointment River] Õ Brian Castner I remember sitting in a high school class years ago in Canada learning about Alexander Mackenzie’s discovery of the Mackenzie River At 1100 miles it is North Americas second largest river Then as per usual in those days I would start to day dream about traversing the river with Mackenzie in his hunt for the northwest passage Alexander Mack

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    E–pub/Pdf [Disappointment River] Õ Brian Castner Marco Polo Columbus Magellan Henry Hudson Captain Cook Alexander Mackenzie Lewis ClarkMackenzie? We know the names of the great explorers for both good and bad with one big exception Alexander Mackenzie I had read something about him as a kid and was fascinated by his story Finallywith Castner's book published in 2018 we have the complete story of his life and his epic journey in 1789 across a vast almost completely u

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    E–pub/Pdf [Disappointment River] Õ Brian Castner Free download Disappointment River I received a free Kindle copy of Disappointment River by Brian Castner courtesy of Net Galley and Doubleday Books the publisher It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley Goodreads Barnes and Noble and my nonfic

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    Free download Disappointment River Brian Castner  9 Read & Download Download º E-book, or Kindle E-pub  Brian Castner Castner wove together a fascinating story of two 1200 mile journeys by canoe down the Mackenzie River also known as the Deh Cho and Disappointment River in Canada's Northwest TerritoriesThe first journey was undertaken in 1789 by a group of voyageurs fur trappers and indigenous guides headed by Alexander Mackenzi

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    E–pub/Pdf [Disappointment River] Õ Brian Castner Brian Castner  9 Read & Download “Mackenzie traversed those waters via canoe and so I planned the same My choice involved than historic homage; it is the perfect slow vehicle to see the country” In 1789 Alexander Mackenzie a Scottish explorer attempted to find the Northwest passage traveling a grueling 1100 hundred miles on a ruthless river through the Arctic wilderness His mission failed as he was thwarted by an unforgiving ice pack In 2016 auth

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  • Hardcover
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  • Disappointment River
  • Brian Castner
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  • 02 April 2020
  • 9780385541626