Edward Dolnick – Down the Great Unknown

Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, dramatic story of the Powell expedition.

On May 24, 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell, and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. The Grand Canyon, not explored before, was as mysterious as Atlantis – and as perilous. The 10 men set out from Green River Station, Wyoming Territory, down the Colorado in four wooden rowboats. Ninety-nine days later, six half-starved wretches came ashore near Callville, Arizona.

Lewis and Clark opened the West in 1803; six decades later Powell and his scruffy band aimed to resolve the Wests last mystery. A brilliant narrative, a thrilling journey, a cast of memorable heroes – all these mark Down the Great Unknown, the true story of the last epic adventure on American soil.

Author: Edward Dolnick
Narrator: Danny Campbell
Duration: 13 hours 3 minutes
Released: 19 Nov 2006
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

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This book held my interest the entire time. Its a great story with just the right amount of detail.