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Life on the Mississippi : an epic American adventure

Buck, Rinker 1950-(author.).

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South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley 917.7 BUCK RINKER (Text) 30402004868503 NEW NON-FICTION Checked out 10/04/2022

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  • ISBN: 9781501106378
  • ISBN: 1501106376
  • Physical Description: print
    397 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2022.

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General Note: 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. --
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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