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A Rafting School for the Daring On the Stanislaus River

March 23, 1977  News Herald, Santa Rosa, California – By Gulon M. Kovner

Change the “quiet desperation” Thoreau applied to most men’s lives to quiet determination for William McGinnis.

Four years ago, he decided to write a book about whitewater rafting, a sport he had pursued for nine years. McGinnis shot his lanky body up in a […]

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Rafter, Writer William McGinnis Succeeds Where Robust Men Fail

March 23, 1977  News Herald, Santa Rosa, California – By Gulon M. Kovner

Change the “quiet desperation” Thoreau applied to most men’s lives to quiet determination for William McGinnis.

Four years ago, he decided to write a book about whitewater rafting, a sport he had pursued for nine years. McGinnis shot his lanky body up in a […]

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Toward the Roar Downriver

October 5, 1975   San Francisco Chronicle – Reviewed by Stanleigh Arnold

Whitewater Rafting, by William McGinnis. New York Times Quadrangle 361 pages, 

Whitewater may seem far removed from desert sand or mountain granite, it its impact on the sensibilities may be remarkably similar. And not only upon the emotions, either — all these inspire in a certain […]

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New Rivers to Conquer Adventure in China

June 30, 1975   Oakland Tribune  – By Richard Spencer Tribune Staff Writer

RICHMOND — Almost 3,200 miles the Yangtze flows, winding eastward from the Tibetan plateau through the bulk of mainland China before blending with the Huang Hai, the Yellow Sea of the north Pacific Ocean.

It is this river that presents the challenge now for 28-year-old […]

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