epub è Disappointment River ë Hardcover read ✓ gymapparel

doc é Disappointment River ´ Brian Castner

doc é Disappointment River ´ Brian Castner 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 Marco Polo Columbus Magellan Henry Hudson Captain Cook Alexander Mackenzie Lewis ClarkMackenzie? We know the names of the great explorers for both good and bad with one big exception Alexander Mackenzie I had read something about him as a kid and was fascinated by his story Finallywith Castner's book published in 2018 we have the complete story of his life and his epic journey in 1789 across a vast almost completely uninhabited land which today is called the Northwest Territories Not only does Brian Caster write about the intrepid Scotsman and his journey but he retraces his 1200 mile long voyage by canoe up the river which now bears his name So we follow two adventures both of which could easily have ended in disaster But I have to ask the uestion why isn't Mackenzie better known? I think the simplest reason is that he was considered a failure by himself as well as by others His overriding goal was to travel on a major river which he hoped would flow west to the Pacific through present day Alaska This would have been the long sought for Northwest Passage a shortcut through the Americas to the riches of China Instead Mackenzie's following the great river out of the Great Slave Lake kept taking him ever northward until he reached the frozen Arctic Ocean And there was no passage to be found out of there But as Castner points out the supreme irony is that if Mackenzie had done this trip 200 years later he would have found an ocean becoming increasingly ice free so that the great dream of the Northwest Passage could finally be realized

ebook Disappointment River

epub è Disappointment River ë Hardcover read ✓ gymapparel ñ ➼ [Reading] ➾ Disappointment River By Brian Castner ➱ – Gym-apparel.co.uk In 1789 Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name in search of the fabled Northwest P 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 I appreciated the history lesson but something never uite gelled for me

Brian Castner ´ Disappointment River reader

Disappointment RiverH 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