Every Rapid Speaks Plainly

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Every Rapid Speaks Plainly

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Buzz Holmstrom is the subject of the popular biography, The Doing of the Thing. It was Holmstrom's brilliance as a boat designer and builder, and his pioneering solo runs down the great rivers of America, that first brought him national attention. But it is his humble and insightful prose that sets him apart from the chest-thumping men of his day and brings him into the modern heart.

Every Rapid Speaks Plainly brings together his river journals from 1936, '37, and '38, along with letters he wrote home, and the 1938 accounts of his companions. Each of these was painstakingly transcribed from the original pocket notebooks, which were often scribbled in pencil, and smudged from repeated dousings.

For those who have read The Doing of the Thing and want to know Holmstrom better, or for those who simply want to follow a brilliant man, through his own words, as he moves uneasily from the age of wilderness expeditions to the more modern commercialized era, Every Rapid Speaks Plainly will speak to you.
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