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We Swam the Grand Canyon: The True Story of a Cheap Vacation that Got a Little Out of Hand

Bill Beer; Beer, Bill

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ISBN 10: 0963405594 / ISBN 13: 9780963405593
Verlag: 15 Minute Press, 2008
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The true story of a cheap vacation that got a little out of hand. In 1955 Bill Beer and John Daggett, at the time both recently out of the military, and in their mid 20s, footloose, and more or less unemployed conceived the idea of swimming the Colorado River through the 279 miles of the Grand Canyon-principally because they couldn't afford a boat. This simple idea escalated into a national news story and has been one of the legends of the Grand Canyon ever since. Never equalled nor duplicated, their illegal venture and many of its dangers, comic episodes, innovations, side effects and long term ramifications are the story of this book.

Über den Autor: Following the swim Bill went on the lecture circuit with the film. A Stanford gradute he was a reporter, TV newsman, script writer, worked in puboic relations & was a professional sailor. In his seventies he flew his Ultralight up the Mississppi to Canada. Bill died at Sunrise, June 9th 2000 of heart failure; having completed another life long deam to fly Monument Valley

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Titel: We Swam the Grand Canyon: The True Story of ...

Verlag: 15 Minute Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Soft cover

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