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Life on the Mississippi : an epic American adventure / Rinker Buck.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 917.704 BUC LIF (Text) 34207002477462 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 12/21/2022
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  • ISBN: 9781501106378
  • ISBN: 1501106376
  • Physical Description: 397 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2022.

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
The role of the flatboat in our country's evolution is far more significant than most Americans realize. Buck chronicles his adventure building a wooden flatboat from the bygone era of the early 1800s and journeying down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. He cast off down the river on the flatboat Patience accompanied by an eccentric crew of daring shipmates. Over the course of his voyage, steering a fragile wooden craft through narrow channels dominated by massive cargo barges, Buck rescues his first mate gone overboard, sails blindly through fog, breaks his ribs not once but twice, and camps every night on sandbars, remote islands, and steep levees. He explains how the western rivers in America became a floating supply chain that fueled national growth, and confronts the bloody truth behind settlers' push for land and wealth. -- Adapted from jacket.
Subject: Buck, Rinker, 1950- > Travel > Mississippi River.
Patience (Flatboat)
Mississippi River > Travel.
Mississippi River > History.
Flatboats > Mississippi River > History.
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues.
Genre: Travel writing.

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