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Old Man River, The Mississippi River in North American History

Old Man River, The Mississippi River in North American History

by Paul Schneider

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

Schneider's magnificent portrait takes in ancient geology, mound builders, the Iroquois, explorers, trappers, the Civil War and the steamboat era all the way to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. (USM203, $20.00)

Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 388 PAGES

Twain returns to the days of his youth spent on the Mississippi in this classic. Full of historical information, anecdotes, character sketches and fond memories, it's at once a romantic history of a mighty river and an autobiographical account of Twain's early steamboat days. (USS05, $11.00)

Wicked River, The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild

Wicked River, The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild

by Lee Sandlin

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Organized around a rich gallery of gamblers, thieves, presidents and pirates, Sandlin's rollicking account of New Orleans and the Mississippi during the steamboat era draws on firsthand accounts from the period. (USS475, $15.95)

Mississippi Current Cookbook, A Culinary Journey Down America's Greatest River

Mississippi Current Cookbook, A Culinary Journey Down America's Greatest River

by Regina Charboneau

  • FOOD
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

Southerner, chef, editor at Newsweek and Natchez B&B owner Charboneau takes the reader on a culinary journey down the Mis'sip, exploring the time-honored traditions of its river dwellers. (USM223, $39.95)

Central United States Map

Central United States Map

by Rand McNally Maps

  • 2008
  • MAP

A map of the central United States at a scale of 1:2,700,000. (USM47, $5.99)

 

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