All listings for this product
Best-selling in Travel Guides
Save on Travel Guides
- AU $65.00Trending at AU $84.03
- AU $24.03Trending at AU $39.42
- AU $40.28Trending at AU $43.10
- AU $19.57Trending at AU $26.42
- AU $17.27Trending at AU $24.76
- AU $20.72Trending at AU $27.36
- AU $18.42Trending at AU $29.78
About this product
- DescriptionColdhearted River recounts the cae odyssey of Kim Trevathan and photographer Randy Russell down the Cumberland River-almost 700 miles-fromHarlan, Kentucky, through Middle Tennessee and Nashville, then back into western Kentucky, where it spills into the Ohio. The Cumberland presented spectacular gifts to the adventurers: the morning when tiny fog tornadoes swirled gently around their paddles and the night above Cumberland Falls when they built a fire on a beach and watched rapids flash across the river. But, as it presented gifts, the river also presented danger. A fifteen-hour rain downstream of Wolf Creek Dam raised the river eight feet overnight, and a thunderstorm blew 60-mile-per-hour winds, forcing them to seek refuge under their cae near a cornfield. Trevathan and Russell met many who helped them on their journey. Among others, a fisherman portaged them and their boat around a low-head dam near Pineville, and Vic Scoggin-who swam the length of the Cumberland in 1996-met them for a fried chicken dinner at Salt Creek Campground in Middle Tennessee. Coldhearted River explores the river's past, invoking the ghosts of the Shawnee and Cherokee, Daniel Boone and the French fur trappers who arrived before him, early settlers of Kentucky and Tennessee, such as James Robertson and John Donelson, and a binge-drinking ex-farmer named Ulysses Grant, who won his first significant battle at Fort Donelson, early in the Civil War. Entertaining and stalgic, Coldhearted River will put readers at the bow of Trevathan and Russell's journey as the river controlled it-at its own pace, sometimes slow, sometimes fast and turbulent, but never dull, and never disappointing.
- Author BiographyKim Trevathan is instructor of Writing/Communication at Maryville College. He is the author of Paddling the Tennessee River: A Voyage on Easy Water.
- Author(s)Kim Trevathan
- PublisherUniversity of Tennessee Press
- Date of Publication15/05/2006
- SubjectTravel & Holiday Guides: General
- Series TitleOutdoor Tennessee
- Place of PublicationChicago
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Tennessee Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight517 g
- Width168 mm
- Height233 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byJim Casada
- Photographer(s)Randy Russell
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Cloth over boards,With dust jacket
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.