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Mighty Mississippi : biography of a river

Author: Marquis W Childs
Publisher: New Haven : Ticknor & Fields, 1982.
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"Mighty Mississippi is a stirring account of the conflict over the great river at the heart of the nation, a conflict between water and rail, full of the violence of an earlier America. The author gives us, out of his own background on the Mississippi, something of the magic and mystery of Mark Twain and an era long gone. It is a saga of America, and the reader who begins it will find it impossible to put it down."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Childs, Marquis W. (Marquis William), 1903-1990.
Mighty Mississippi.
New Haven : Ticknor & Fields, 1982
(OCoLC)572048313
Online version:
Childs, Marquis W. (Marquis William), 1903-1990.
Mighty Mississippi.
New Haven : Ticknor & Fields, 1982
(OCoLC)595632586
Named Person: Marquis W Childs; Marquis W Childs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marquis W Childs
ISBN: 089919088X 9780899190884
OCLC Number: 8283859
Description: xii, 204 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Wilderness --
The invasion --
In the year of the comet --
The great highway --
Boom --
Mark Twain's Mississippi --
Rivlary of the railroads --
The bridge --
The South despairs --
Jay Gould as river man --
City against city --
To the North --
River town --
The lost river --
Down Government River --
The reckoning --
The money game.
Responsibility: Marquis W. Childs ; foreword by Geoffrey C. Ward.

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"Mighty Mississippi is a stirring account of the conflict over the great river at the heart of the nation, a conflict between water and rail, full of the violence of an earlier America. The author gives us, out of his own background on the Mississippi, something of the magic and mystery of Mark Twain and an era long gone. It is a saga of America, and the reader who begins it will find it impossible to put it down." -- Senator Charles Percy, Illinois. -- Book jacket.

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