Riverman : The Story of Bus Hatch

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On a Quiet July afternoon in 1936, young Blackie Marshall stood on a deserted bridge over the Salmon River contemplating suicide. Floating down the Salmon to forget his troubles, he had wrecked his canoe in the first rapid. His fiancee had left him, married another man. Life didn't seem worth living anymore. Bus Hatch was fishing along the river when he happened upon Blackie, heard the young man's tale of woe, and took him back to camp for supper. Sitting around the fire, Bus and companions offered Blackie a place on their crew for a descent of the Salmon River. "Come go with us," they said, "and we'll kill you for nothing."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Early Daysp. 1
Now We're Safe, Now We're on the Riverp. 21
The Dusty Dozenp. 35
Let's Take the Worst Places, Busp. 59
We'll Lick This Thing Yet: The Echo Park Damp. 77
The Search for Shangri-Lap. 97
Looks Like an Oar Job, Boysp. 109
I've Lived Three Livesp. 127
We've Set River Running Back Twenty Yearsp. 137
Epilogue: Eddying Outp. 155
Note on Sourcesp. 162
Photo Creditsp. 164
Indexp. 165
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