!!> Epub ➝ Disappointment River ➜ Author Brian Castner – Writerscompany.co.uk
In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie Travelled The 1,125 Miles Of The Immense River In Canada That Now Bears His Name, In Search Of The Fabled Northwest Passage, Only To Confront Impassable Pack Ice In 2016, The Acclaimedmemoirist Brian Castner Retraced Mackenzie S Route By Canoe In A Grueling Journey And Discovered The Passage He Could Not Find Disappointment River Is A Dual Historical Narrative And Travel Memoir That At Once Transports Readers Back To The Heroic Age Of North 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 Energy Extraction And Climate Change Eleven Years Before Lewis And Clark, The Scottish Explorer Alexander Mackenzie Actually Crossed The North American Continent With A Team Of Voyageurs And Native Guides Before That He Was The First To Discover A Route To The Arctic Ocean From The Great Lakes, Along The River He Named Disappointment Because He Believed He D Failed In His Mission To Find A Trade Route To The Riches Of The East In Fact He Had He Was Just Two Plus Centuries Early In This Book, Brian Castner Not Only Retells The Story Of Mackenzie S Epic Voyages In Vivid Prose, He Personally Retraces His Travels In An 1,125 Mile Canoe Voyage Down The River That Bears His Name, Battling Exhaustion, Exposure, Mosquitoes, 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 Native Villages And, At The End, A Wide Open Arctic Ocean That Is Quickly Becoming A Far Northern Mississippi Of Barges And Pipelines And Oil Money. My kind of book Castner provides well documented history of Alexander MacKenzie s expedition in 1789 from Slave Lake to the Artic Ocean along the Den Cho MacKenzie River Then he narrates his own 1000 mile journey in 2016 following MacKenzie s route This river is huge miles wide and the terrain has changed minimally in 227 years MacKenzie was in search of the Northwest Passage and called the river Disappointment River because he thought he failed The ice A really fascinating subject but ultimately disappointing due to writing styleSee myreview 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 pages.I requested this book as the description sounded interesting a mix of history and a modern day reenactment This is the first book by Brian Castner tha 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 A highly enjoyable tale of a historic canoe journey and a modern day trip to trace the original path More historical and travel journal than adventure, but Castner does a good job of putting you in the heart of the Mackenzie River I got itchy just thinking about the mosquito swarms Not quite what I expected, butA reflective account of several lives connected by a tumultuous river Reading this book I was reminded that beyond our tame exiatences is passion, unpredictability, the unexpected, and for some of those still bold, the lure of discovery I would not This well crafted memoir biography takes the reader on an intense journey into the history of Alexander Mackenzie s exploration of northwest passage as we follow the author make the same journey 200 years later Wow Well done Enjoyed the tracing of a historical trip I would recommend reading I won this book through goodreads. The Northwest Passage is a giant pain in the ass It s harsh and cold and the weather is entirely unforgiving it seems to drive people half mad.After learning that, it makes it all theimpressive that Alexander Mackenzie did it back in the late 1700s and that our author followed in his footstepsthan 200 years later It s an arduous journey that is characterized by a ton of hazards It was a surprisingly intense for being an historical narrative and a travel log I enjoyed learning mo The Northwest Passage is a giant pain in the ass It s harsh and cold and the weather is entirely unforgiving it seems to drive people half mad.After learning that, it makes it all theimpressive that Alex I won this in a Goodreads giveaway I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.