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Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date October 28, 2014
Pages 394
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250053107
ISBN-10 1250053102
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Summaries and Reviews
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"Old Man River," Paul Schneider's exploration of America's great waterway taking the reader from the Mississippi River's origins to its polluted present and tracing its prehistory, geology, and cultural and literary histories is as vast as its subject.

The fascinating cast of characters includes the French and Spanish explorers de Soto, Marquette and Joliet, and the incomparable La Salle; George Washington fighting his first battle in an effort to secure the watershed; the birth of jazz and blues; and literary greats like Melville, Dickens, Trollope, and, of course, Mark Twain.

Pirates and riverbats, gamblers and slaves, hustlers and landscape painters, loggers and catfishers, tourists and missionaries: The Mississippi is a river of stories and myth. It's Paul Robeson sitting on a cotton bale, Daniel Boone floating on a flatboat, and Paul Bunyan cutting trees in the neighborhood of "Little House in the Big Woods."

Half-devastated product of American ingenuity, half-magnificent natural wonder, it is impossible to imagine America without the Mississippi."

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780805091366
 
from Henry Holt & Co (September 3, 2013)
9780805091366 | details & prices | 394 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $35.00
About: A fascinating account of how the Mississippi River shaped AmericaIn Old Man River, Paul Schneider tells the story of the river at the center of America's rich history―the Mississippi.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781250053107
 
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from Picador USA (October 28, 2014)
9781250053107 | details & prices | 394 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $20.00
About: "Old Man River," Paul Schneider's exploration of America's great waterway taking the reader from the Mississippi River's origins to its polluted present and tracing its prehistory, geology, and cultural and literary histories is as vast as its subject.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781452647036
 
With Alan Sklar (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (October 14, 2013)
9781452647036 | details & prices | 6.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $90.99
About: In Old Man River, Paul Schneider tells the story of the river at the center of America's rich history-the Mississippi.

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