Like The Perfect Storm on a whitewater river, or Into the Wild in the depths of Grand Canyon, this adventure/mystery/biography details the true story of Glen and Bessie Hyde, who vanished on their 1928 honeymoon river trip through Grand Canyon. When they did not appear at journey’s end, Glen’s father launched an exhaustive search of Grand Canyon. Although the boat was soon found upright and fully loaded, no trace of the honeymooners was ever found. They had vanished from the face of the earth. Or had they? In the fall of 1971, an elderly widow joined a Grand Canyon rafting tour. Toward the end of the trip she announced she was Bessie Hyde, and that she had killed her husband, hiked out and started life anew. In 1976 a skeleton with a bullet in the skull was found at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Its size, age, and accouterments all looked suspiciously like Glen Hyde’s. In the following twenty years, yet another man and woman came to light, each surrounded by bizarre coincidences and suspected by some to be Glen or Bessie Hyde. Flagstaff, Arizona author Brad Dimock spent two years searching for the truth behind the Hyde mystery, digging through archives, traversing the continent, following each clue and lead to its end-even going to the extreme of replicating the Hydes’ archaic scow and taking his own bride on a harrowing trip through Grand Canyon. His profusely illustrated book, Sunk Without a Sound, The Tragic Colorado River Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde, details the search and the findings in a riveting, often humorous style. Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Arizona Highways Nonfiction Book Award. Dimock, who spent more than twenty-five years as an international whitewater guide, spins a yarn as only someone who has stood around a thousand campfires can. His 1998 collaboration, The Doing of the Thing: The Brief, Brilliant Whitewater Career of Buzz Holmstrom, won the National Outdoor Book Award.
About the Author
Brad Dimock was born in Ithaca, New York, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Prescott College in central Arizona. He proceeded to squander his education for more than twenty-five years as a commercial boatman in Grand Canyon and the rivers of Utah, Alaska, Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Ethiopia, and Tanzania. He is now a writer, river guide, and aspiring hermit living in Flagstaff, Arizona. He has written for numerous magazines and has stories in several anthologies.
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