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  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Disappointment River
  • Brian Castner
  • en
  • 03 November 2019
  • 9780385541626

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READ & DOWNLOAD Disappointment River DOWNLOAD Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Brian Castner Brian Castner ✓ 9 SUMMARY 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 other early reviews have viewed the book differently but my recommendation is to check it out from your local library before deciding to invest in a copy

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Disappointment River

READ & DOWNLOAD Disappointment River DOWNLOAD Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Brian Castner Brian Castner ✓ 9 SUMMARY In 1789 Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years In 2016 the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey and discovered the Passage he could not findDisappointment River is a dual historical narrative and travel memoir that at once transports readers back to the heroic age of Nort 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 Mackenzie made the trip in Jun 1789 with a crew of thirteen made up of voyageurs and native people In June 2016 Brian Castren made the same trip in a fiberglass canoe with all modern euipment and camping food Setting off from the Great Slave Lake at the same spot as Mackenzie he followed his route to the Beaufort Sea The major change in the two hundred plus year is the retreating of the iceThe book is well written and researched Oh how I would have loved to do that trip myself But with the book I can mentally travel it I know the area of the North West Territories fairly well I have kayaked parts of the Mackenzie River as well as the Lake Hattah area back in the 1950s The book is in part the history of the Mackenzie trip of discovery and a travel log by Castren as he made the trip in Mackenzie s footsteps If you like history of discovery and a travel adventure this book is for youI read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible The book is just over twelve hours The author narrated the book

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READ & DOWNLOAD Disappointment River DOWNLOAD Ù E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Brian Castner Brian Castner ✓ 9 SUMMARY 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 interchanges between the Europeans and the First People The river known now as the Mackenzie River is the second longest in North America and it flows through Canada s Northwest TErritories