Books: American Rivers

THE MISSOURI — Stanley Vestal—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).

THE RIVERS OF AMERICA — 26 vols. — Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50 ea.).

When he came upon the Great Falls of the Missouri River in 1805, Captain Meriwether Lewis found himself in the heart of the northwestern wilderness. On an island below the Falls, on a high cottonwood tree, he saw a lone eagle's nest. Lewis went on alone, toward the Sun River, and shot a buffalo. Then he saw a bear creeping toward him, ran to the river and jumped in. When he climbed out, he...

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