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Wicked river : the Mississippi when it last ran wild

by Sandlin, Lee.

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A chronicle of the Mississippi River in the first half of the nineteenth century--before it was tamed by commerce and technology--draws on first-hand accounts to describe life along the river, natural and man-made disasters, acts of piracy, and cultural celebrations. Full description

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Summary: A chronicle of the Mississippi River in the first half of the nineteenth century--before it was tamed by commerce and technology--draws on first-hand accounts to describe life along the river, natural and man-made disasters, acts of piracy, and cultural celebrations.
Physical Description: xxviii, 270 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-255) and index.
ISBN: 9780307378514 (hbk.)
0307378519 (hbk.)
Author Notes:

Lee Sandlin is the author of  Wicked River ,  Storm Kings , and The  Distancers . He was also an award-winning journalist, essayist, and book reviewer for  The Wall Street Journal . Born in Wildwood, Illinois, he grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He died in 2014.


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