Acclaimed journalist and author Lee Sandlin delivers a riveting glimpse of a dangerous and colorful place in America's historical landscape-the Mississippi River of the 19th century. Long before it was dredged into a shipping channel or romanticized into myth, the untamed Mississippi-the lifeblood of communities that rose and fell along its banks-spawned a motley array of pirates and dignitaries, visionaries and thieves.
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by Lee Sandlin
by Lee Smith
by Daniel J. Sharfstein
by Erik Prince
by Ashton Lee
by Lee Eisenberg
"Jeff McCarthy delivers Sandlin's social history of the Mississippi River. Sandlin attempts to dispel the romanticized myth of the majestic Mississippi and tell the true story of life on the river up to the time of the Civil War. His stories range from the harshness of life and descriptions of the boats that made their way down the river to the myths and tall tales that developed in this region. McCarthy's reading ties these disparate elements together. His deep voice is tinged with a degree of excitement, perfect for the pioneering spirit of those who lived on the river, and his timing maintains the pace of the stories as well as enhances their comedic elements. E.N. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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