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Description - Old Man River by Paul Schneider

In Old Man River, Paul Schneider tells the story of the river at the centre of America's rich history - the Mississippi. Some fifteen thousand years ago, the majestic river provided Paleolithic humans with the routes by which early man began to explore the continent's interior. Since then, the river has been the site of historical significance, from the arrival of Spanish and French explorers in the 16th century to the Civil War. George Washington fought his first battle near the river, and Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman both came to President Lincoln's attention after their spectacular victories on the lower Mississippi. In the 19th century, home-grown folk heroes such as Daniel Boone and the half-alligator, half-horse, Mike Fink, were creatures of the river. Mark Twain and Herman Melville led their characters down its stream in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Confidence-Man. A conduit of real-life American prowess, the Mississippi is also a river of stories and myth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805091366
ISBN-10: 080509136X
Format: Hardback
Pages: 416
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paul Schneider

Paul Schneider is the acclaimed author of Bonnie and Clyde, Brutal Journey, The Enduring Shore, and The Adirondacks, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book. He and his family live in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.

Books By Paul Schneider

Brutal Journey by Paul Schneider
Paperback, September 2000
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Bonnie and Clyde by Paul Schneider
Paperback, April 2010
$45.92 $51.02
Enduring Shore by Paul Schneider
Paperback, June 2001
$45.90 $51.00
Adirondacks by Paul Schneider
Paperback, September 1998
$40.61 $45.12