Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9)
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This book covers the journey in pretty good detail, given the format; it has the author's usual snarky-humor but also presents the challenges of the journey effectively. (One fun bit: the provost, the British officer in charge of Hale's hanging, gets himself knocked out early on - by guest narrator Bill Richmond, an African-American prize fighter from the very early 1800s; why he's helping out on a story about the exploration of the Grand Canyon isn't clear, but apparently there were stories that in his youth Richmond was among those at Hale's hanging, and here he claims he was ordered to tie the rope!)
Most of the book focuses on the journey, but there are flashbacks here and there, including one showing how Powell lost his arm during the Civil War - complete with an up-close look at the severed limb, causing the hangman of all people to get queasy.
The book closes with capsule "what they did afterwards" notes from each of the voyagers, and a summary of the story by the hangman to the newly-conscious provost: "A man got his arm shot off and explored a river." Yep, that about sums it up!
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