The Great River, Rio Grande, Volume I and II
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In two volumes both in good condition, Complete, no writing or marking in the text. Reviews:"history to be read and absorbed... "Great River" [is] written like a novel: the birth of a river, the sweep of the civilizations that lived along it - everything flowing along, a river of narrative as well as of water. It finds the romance of that essentially lonesomest river in North America." - A.C. Greene. "This is the most thorough and most civilized account of the vast region draining into the river that forms 900 miles of Texas border. Horgan succeeds in penetrating as did no one before him into the substance of the various cultures that ruled, or contended to rule, the Rio Grande Valley....anyone who reads [this great work] will forever view the Rio Grande region with enhanced vision." - John H. Jenkins. " "Great River" is a masterwork of both history and literature...It is a special kind of history as affected by a literary artist [and] the greatness of its achievement is recognizable....to read the southwestern works of Paul Horgan is to become profoundly alive to that world as an artist, constantly decade after decade, remembers and reworks its ordinary and sublime vistas and solitudes.