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Bernard DeVoto
Birth date: January 11, 1897
Died: November 13, 1955
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2020
2020 rated it 7 years ago
A ponderous study of John Wesley Powell. Powell's exploratory river trip down the Colorado and ultimately through the Grand Canyon was the highlight of this biography. Unfortunately, it's downhill from there, with the minutiae of the politics involved with Powell's subsequent fights in Washington,...
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Melody Murray's Books rated it 7 years ago
I picked this up on vacation because it looked amusing. And there were a few hilarious lines but most of it was sexist or boring or both. DeVoto believed in only one cocktail, the gin martini, and everything else is anathema. There, now you needn't read it.
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mashahsam rated it 9 years ago
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Genosha is for lovers rated it 10 years ago
Let's concentrate on the chapter entitled 'The Enemy,' shall we?Mr. DeVoto, I couldn't agree with you more. The real problem isn't alcohol, it is this country's preocupation with sweets. Why, I can't count how many times I've been wandering the streets at the middle of the night, smashed on cupcak...
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