Goodbye to a River
1960; New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960. 306 pages.
Available in three editions – signed, first printing $400; first British edition $100; Softcover $14. Condition descriptions available upon request.
A canoe trip of historical and literary note. The pages are a narrative of Graves’ three-week trip down the Brazos River, into which is woven a history of the people who have lived along its banks – Indians, settlers, warriors and wanderers. Naturalists will be delighted with the great care taken to describe the landscapes and scenes. History buffs will gain insight into the frontier-era of North Central Texas and genesis of Possum Kingdom Lake. Readers – one and all – will agree with the masses that this book is among the great American classics.