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This book is absolutely loaded with information on Glen Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, and PageĀ .

This book is absolutely loaded with information on Glen Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, and Page, Arizona-the nearby town of dambuilders. Its author has tried incredibly hard, and succeeded, at writing a book that is unbelievably fair, and that presents the controversial story of the building of Glen Canyon Dam in as truthful and as unbiased a light as possible. even the most well versed on the subject will value reading this book.

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This book chronicles the history of the Glen Canyon Dam, but more importantly it is a history of our nation's nature-conquering engineering ethic. It is also a terrific insight into the nascent environmental movement and the founding of the Sierra Club

This book chronicles the history of the Glen Canyon Dam, but more importantly it is a history of our nation's nature-conquering engineering ethic. It is also a terrific insight into the nascent environmental movement and the founding of the Sierra Club. The Glen Canyon Dam-engineering marvel or environmental disaster? Well, both. Corey Astill rated it really liked it Apr 17, 2013.

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We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. A Story That Stands Like a Dam A Story That Stands Like a Dam (Paperback). Easy enough to read, lots of interesting detail, but 1) not very challenging, 2) a glossary and/or diagrams were needed for those of us who have yet to build a dam, 3) it would have been more interesting to see the author take a stance and not ride the fence. untraveller, October 11, 2018.

August 4, 2010 History. Glen Canyon and the struggle for the soul of the West. A story that stands like a dam. Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. University of Utah Press ed. by Russell Martin.

A Story That Stands Like a Dam: Glen Canyon and the Struggle for the Soul of the West. Raven's Exile: A Season on the Green River.

Fortunately, defenders of the West and of its prized and precious culture are well-equipped to combat theĀ . Michael Walsh is the author of the new book The Fiery Angel: Art, Culture, Sex, Politics and the Struggle for the Soul of the West, from which this essay is excerpted.

Fortunately, defenders of the West and of its prized and precious culture are well-equipped to combat the influence of the enraged. It all reminds me of July 1, 1987 when President Ronald Reagan nominated Judge Robert Bork for an opening on the Supreme Court.

A Story That Stands Like A Dam: Glen Canyon and the Struggle for the Soul of the West (1989), won the Caroline Bancroft History Prize. He also is the author of the novel Beautiful Islands (1988); The Color Orange: A Super Bowl Season with the Denver Broncos (1987); Matters Gray and White: A Neurologist, His Patients & the. Mysteries of the Brain (1986); Entering Space (co-authored with Joseph P. Allen, 1984), and Cowboy: The Enduring Myth of the Wild West (1983).

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NI_Rak
This book is absolutely loaded with information on Glen Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, and Page, Arizona--the nearby town of dambuilders. Its author has tried incredibly hard, and succeeded, at writing a book that is unbelievably fair, and that presents the controversial story of the building of Glen Canyon Dam in as truthful and as unbiased a light as possible.

Russell Martin, the book's author, doesn't even mention (until the book's end) whether the book's main characters--the dambuilders and the conservationists--are republicans or democrats; this allows those characters to escape the stigma those labels would bring, and allows the reader to consider the characters just on what they did and what they said, and not instantly dismiss them because they're political parties may not be our own.

This book is beautifully researched, written as a gripping narrative, and well-worth reading--though I have to add that it's so full of information that about three-quarters of the way through the book I experienced a brief feeling of being absolutely glutted on facts about the subject.

This is an excellent book though, and I would recommend it (along with Jared Farmer's "Glen Canyon Dammed") to anyone interested in the subject of this controversy.

Fordrellador
Still reading but it is amazing. I have read other river stories and this is a must read!

Mettiarrb
Interesting from an historical point of view!

Vaua
THIS is a thoroughly gripping history of a great and fantastically beautiful river of the American Southwest, and of the powerful human beings locked in a bitter struggle over it, all their massive efforts to control it and equally determined efforts of those who did not want it controlled. Its climax is the completion of the monumental Glen Canyon Dam and the creation of Lake Powell, with a water storage capacity of 27 MILLION acre feet an a power-generating capacity to supply the needs of vast numbers of people and businesses over a vast range of our country. It is wrong to sugests that there are any villians in the story, but clearly, there are many heroic figures in a collosal struggle of competing interests, from the Sierra Club's David Brower, conservationist turned environmentalist, to the Bureau of Reclamation's Floyd Dominy, to prime contractor Merritt, Chapman Scott's chief engineer, Lem Wylie who got the job done despite the fact that the corporation went belly-up at the end. And it has politicians and statesmen-politicians from Colorado's Wayne Aspinall to Arizona's Stewart Udall and Barry Goldwater. Even Holywood with Charlton Heston and John Wayne, mercifully in bit sub-plots, grace a page or two. Every person even remotely interested in the history of our country's development and the beauty of the place it unfolded, should read Russell Martin's, "The Story That Stands Like a Dam."

Hi_Jacker
Martin's book is a good rendering of the planning, construction, completion, and opposition to the Glen Canyon Dam. The book is a good historical work, though I didn't find it a compelling read, like "Cadillac Desert". Martin's best prose is when he descibes life in the town of Page during the construction of the dam, with rich details about life in a government town in the middle of the desert. Very enjoyable read even if you wish Glen Canyon Dam would fall back into the canyon. Can make you appreciate fully the people who built it and the people who opposed it.

Murn
Martin provides a thorough history of events leading up to the dam's construction as well as the history of that construction.

It's well researched, and does not grind environmental or other axes, so will be good reading for people who bring a variety of viewpoints to the question of whether Glen Canyon deserves a doff of the hat or some dynamite from Hayduke.

WtePSeLNaGAyko
Great book on the politics and actual construction of the Glenn Canyon dam. Nicely filled with some of the background details of both people and events. I bought this book after reading "The Emerald Mile", and am glad I did; it helps to flesh out the latter, and gives a good take on the influences of water in the west. Good read.

If you want to know anything about the Glen Canyon Dam and the story of water in the southwest this is one of the best books written....
Enjoyed every page,,well researched and written ...even the most well versed on the subject will value reading this book.

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