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Mississippi River and Valley. Middle West

  • Going Driftlessby Stephen J. Lyons

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Going Driftless is a book that explores a whole world within a world in the upper Midwest and looks at the nostalgia of small towns and local living (eating, shopping, etc.)?and asks how does it work what lessons can we learn from it. more...

  • Shantyboat Journalby Harlan Hubbard

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Harlan and Anna Hubbard, newly married in middle age, build the boat of their dreams and drift down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Harlan is an artist and a writer with a poet's eye for the beauty of the world. Anna is a musician and an elegant master of the arts of graceful living. For seven years (1944-1951) the Hubbards make their home on their... more...

  • The Forgotten Expedition, 1804--1805by Trey Berry; Pam Beasley; Jeanne Clements

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 22.50

    At the same time that he charged Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the great Northwest, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned William Dunbar and George Hunter to make a parallel journey through the southern unmapped regions of the Louisiana Purchase. From October 16, 1804, to January 26, 1805, Dunbar and Hunter, both renowned scientists,... more...

  • The Americans as They Areby Charles Sealsfield

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Austrian-born journalist and novelist Karl Anton Postl (who often wrote under the nom de plume Charles Sealsfield) made a splash with his German-language novels, many of which are regarded as key works of the Romantic era. However, his insightful travelogues and explorations of national identity also proved popular with readers and critics alike. This... more...

  • The Lost Regionby Jon K. Lauck

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 35.00

     The American Midwest is an orphan among regions. In comparison to the South, the far West, and New England, its history has been sadly neglected. To spark more attention to their region, midwestern historians will need to explain the Midwest?s crucial roles in the development of the entire country: it helped spark the American Revolution and... more...

  • Wicked Riverby Lee Sandlin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    A riveting narrative look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America's historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the 19th century.   Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, Wicked River brings to life a place where river pirates brushed elbows... more...

  • Time's Riverby Janet Rafferty; Hector Neff; Gayle J. Fritz; Robert C. Dunnell; Jay K. Johnson; Philip J. Carr; Amy L Young; Ian W. Brown; H. Edwin Jackson; S. Homes Hogue; James H Turner; Michael L Galaty; Carl P Lipo; Kevin L Bruce; John R Underwood; Evan Peacock

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 49.95

    This volume stands as a key general resource for archaeologists working in the region extending from Louisiana through Mississippi north to Missouri and Kentucky, and it represents an opportunity to influence for decades a large part of the archaeological work to take place in the Southeast.   The book responds to a need for a comprehensive... more...

  • Grand Excursions on the Upper Mississippi Riverby Curtis C. & Elizabeth M. Roseman & Roseman

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    n June 1854 the Grand Excursion celebrated in festive style the completion of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad to the Mississippi River. Hundreds of dignitaries including newspaper editors and other journalists; politicians; academics, writers and artists; business and industry leaders; and railroad officials were among those who traveled by rail... more...

  • Mississippiby Anthony Walton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

      To most Americans, Mississippi is not a state but a scar, the place where segregation took its ugliest form and struck most savagely at its challengers.  But to many Americans, Mississippi is also home.  And it is this paradox, with all its overtones of history and heartache, that Anthony Walton?whose parents escaped Mississippi for the relative... more...

  • It Happened on the Mississippi Riverby James Crutchfield

    Globe Pequot Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    Thirty stories from the history of the Mighty Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. more...