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3%OFFWalter Havighurst - Voices On The River: The Story Of The Mississippi Waterways - 9780816641772 - V9780816641772
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Voices On The River: The Story Of The Mississippi Waterways

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Description for Voices On The River: The Story Of The Mississippi Waterways Paperback. Series: The Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series. Num Pages: 336 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; HBJK; KNGS; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 152 x 19. Weight in Grams: 458.

A captivating history of river travelers—now available for the first time in paperback!

Voices on the River relates two centuries of tales of famous steamboats and of the men who piloted them, from the renowned Mark Twain to the trailblazing Captain Henry Shreve. The book portrays roustabouts on the main deck, passengers in plush cabins, pilots at the big steering wheel, and government engineers at work in shifting channels. It shows Native American tribes carried to exile; soldiers transported to army posts; artists, scientists, and adventurers on their way to wild country; immigrants thronging river landings where the inland cities rose. ... Read more

Voices on the River follows frontier commerce up the Mississippi River and its two major tributaries, the Ohio and the Missouri. It tells of steamboat speed records, races, and disasters, and of the growing nation in the vast Midwest. This book gathers memories of a wide variety of Mississippi characters to provide an engrossing portrait of the expanse of river life.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2003
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press
Condition
New
Series
The Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
Minnesota, United States
ISBN
9780816641772
SKU
V9780816641772
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
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About Walter Havighurst
A longtime professor of English at Miami University, Walter Havighurst (1901–1994) grew up in Wisconsin and was a prolific and passionate writer of regional history and fiction. He is the author of The Long Ships Passing, available from the University of Minnesota Press (2002).

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