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Wicked river : the Mississippi when it last ran wild, Lee Sandlin

Label
Wicked river : the Mississippi when it last ran wild
Title
Wicked river
Title remainder
the Mississippi when it last ran wild
Statement of responsibility
Lee Sandlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A chronicle of the Mississippi River in the first half of the nineteenth century--before it was tamed by commerce and technology--draws on first-hand accounts to describe life along the river, natural and man-made disasters, acts of piracy, and cultural celebrations
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
977
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F353
LC item number
.S26 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Wicked river : the Mississippi when it last ran wild, Lee Sandlin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- pt. 1. The river rising -- Gone on the river -- Old Devil River -- The comet's tail -- "Like bubbles from a sea..." pt. 2. "Do you live on the river?" -- The desire of an ignorant Westerner -- Bloody island -- The roar of Niagara -- The cosmopolitan tide -- A pile of shavings -- The coasts of dark destruction -- pt. 3. The course of empire -- The mound builders -- A young man of splendid abilities -- The oracles -- pt. 4. Behemoth -- The sky parlor -- The alligator -- pt. 5. The good and the thoughtless -- The last of the floating life -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm669825802
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780307378514
Lccn
2010008511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669825802
  • (Sirsi) a1065914
Label
Wicked river : the Mississippi when it last ran wild, Lee Sandlin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- pt. 1. The river rising -- Gone on the river -- Old Devil River -- The comet's tail -- "Like bubbles from a sea..." pt. 2. "Do you live on the river?" -- The desire of an ignorant Westerner -- Bloody island -- The roar of Niagara -- The cosmopolitan tide -- A pile of shavings -- The coasts of dark destruction -- pt. 3. The course of empire -- The mound builders -- A young man of splendid abilities -- The oracles -- pt. 4. Behemoth -- The sky parlor -- The alligator -- pt. 5. The good and the thoughtless -- The last of the floating life -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm669825802
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780307378514
Lccn
2010008511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669825802
  • (Sirsi) a1065914

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