The Great River

“Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History” by Paul Horgan, Wesleyan University Press, l984
Pulitzer Prize in History

“As it came to the sea at the Gulf of Mexico the river turned from side to side in looping bends and dragging effort like a great ancient dying snake.” This 945-page history of the Rio Grande, its people over four centuries, and the various political upheavals around the river is written with accuracy and elegant language. Horgan spent nearly fifty years of his life living around this watershed and writes from a depth many authors only dream of.