Writing the Northwest

Writing the Northwest

A Reporter Looks Back

Book - 2017
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"Hill Williams reported Northwest news for decades. Now, in his memoir, he transforms his favorite and most memorable stories into inviting, candid narratives that bestow a remarkable gift-- a window into the heart of an affable and seasoned journalist. Employing a genuine, homespun style, he reminisces about unforgettable people, places, and events he covered, natural and human history, and a vanished time in his profession. He writes about Hanford, a Coast Guard officer's heroism, whale-hunting in canoes, and a famous dog-sled run. He captures what it was like to grow up on the dry side of Washington during the 1930s and 1940s and to work before computers became ubiquitous. He shares eyewitness accounts of the flooding of Celilo Falls, the first water flowing from the Columbia Irrigation Project, a 1952 nuclear test in Nevada, the aftereffects of Mount St. Helens' 1980 eruption, and a mysterious, massive chunk of earth in north-central Washington."--Back cover.
Publisher: Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780874223453
0874223458
Branch Call Number: 070.92 W6728W 2017
Characteristics: ix, 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

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