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Up the River; or, Yachting on the Mississippi By Oliver Optic
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Mississippi Mean By Dan Hogan
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Mild mannered Luke Barnes was just your average guy who worked at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. He never thought that his day would be changed by the biggest environmental disaster of the... More > 21st century. Now Barnes must race against time and an overzealous General to save a city and a river. A rollicking tale of danger, romance, sacrifice, and celebrity impersonators set against the backdrop of a real environmental disaster.< Less
Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain
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When Mr. Dashwood dies, his house, Norland Park, passes directly to his only son John, the child of his first wife. His second wife, Mrs. Dashwood, and their daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret,... More > are left only a small income. On his deathbed, Mr. Dashwood extracts a promise from his son, that he will take care of his half-sisters; however, John's selfish and greedy wife, Fanny, soon persuades him to renege. John and Fanny immediately take up their place as the new owners of Norland, while the Dashwood women are reduced to the position of unwelcome guests. Mrs. Dashwood begins looking for somewhere else to live. In the meantime, Fanny's brother, Edward Ferrars, a pleasant, unassuming, intelligent but reserved young man, visits Norland and soon forms an attachment with Elinor. Fanny disapproves the match and offends Mrs. Dashwood with the implication that Elinor is motivated by money rather than love. Mrs. Dashwood indignantly speeds her search for a new home ...< Less
Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain
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Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the... More > Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' (apprentice) of an experienced pilot, Horace E. Bixby. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi". Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_on_the_Mississippi Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain
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A river memoir documenting Twain’s early days as an apprentice steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. Reminiscing about his happy experiences as a young man... More > under the instruction of an experienced mentor, the autobiographical tale depicts one of the most vivid illustrations of river life. Furthermore, the book captures the author’s nostalgic emotions through his resonant depiction of one of the most notable periods of his life. Twain begins his memoir with a rich historical account of the Mississippi River including its exploration by early explorers, its evolution, and its vastness. He then proceeds to tell of his youthful experiences along the river, and its significant role in his life from early childhood right up to adulthood. Subsequently, the classic focuses on Twain’s time as a cub-pilot on a steamboat and the incidents that occur during his apprenticeship.< Less
Mississippi Steamboats By Arthur Wyllie
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This is the story of George Merrick. He operated a steamboat on the Mississippi river from 1854-1863. it is his personal account and is written in the first person. A fascinating look at what it was... More > like living on the Mississippi in the mid-nineteenth century.< Less
Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain
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Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the... More > Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War. The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi".< Less
Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain
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Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain, of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the... More > Mississippi many years after the War. The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi". In the second half, Twain narrates his trip many years later on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, and the new, large cities, and adds his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are most likely tall tales.< Less
Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain
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Published in 1883 simultaneously in the United States and the United Kingdom by James R. Osgood and by Chatto and Windus respectively, Life on the Mississippi was Twain's fifth travelogue book, a... More > count that includes the prior publication Old Times on the Mississippi, which was included as a distinct segment in this work. The book is in two essential parts, a recollection of Twain's time on the river as a steamboat pilot before the Civil War and a familiar travelogue of a trip from St Louis to New Orleans many years later. The second segment includes a number of 'stories' some or all of which may be fictionalised.< Less
4-Six River Motor Boys on the Mississippi By Harry Gordon
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It's the fourth river and fourth adventure for the River Motor Boys. this time out, after rescuing a young negro boy from possible death on the mighty Mississippi, they set out on an adventure that... More > involves an old mansion, a giant of a man, their boat—the Rambler—being stolen, another gang of river outlaws, and a leather bag full of high quality diamonds.< Less

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