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River Horse

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..".His prose is straightforward and folksy, reminiscent of Twain and Melville.... [and t]here is a timeless quality to Heat-Moon's stories, all remarkably spellbinding and enchanting. An excellent book." Booklist, ALA "His expertise gained from years of reading and travel along these rivers shines through...."River-Horse" is an adventure, a unique, colorful, and provocative river voyage." Christian Science Monitor "A coast-to-coast journey by way of great rivers, conducted by a contemporary master of travel writing.... Writing with an eye for local color and little-examined history (and sneaking in a pages-long sentence worthy of James Joyce in the bargain), Least Heat-Moon turns in a stirring narrative of a journey into landscapes few have seen...Vintage Least Heat-Moon, radiant with intelligence and masterful storytelling." Kirkus Reviews "In his favor, Least Heat-Moon is richly prepared for encounters with America's heritage. From all the research, he skillfully delivers bon mots of our past that are endlessly interesting, if seldom connected, a kind of riverbank almanac that reminds us what the writer can do to paint detail in the background of a scene." The Los Angeles Times ..".Heat-Moon has a serendipitous knack of encountering engaging characters... "; "Heat-Moon is at his descriptive best when he is peering neither fore nor aft but over the gunwales into the water that draws him toward the setting sun... "; "So we all of us are in splendid good luck. All aboard! The skipper is going our way." The Washington Post "This time [Heat Moon] voyages across the country, from Atlantic to Pacific, almost entirely by its rivers, lakes and canals in a small outboard-powered boat, a bold and epic notion that should excite any armchair traveler." The San Francisco Chronicle

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