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Mississippi Solo

Author : Eddy Harris
ISBN : 0805059032
Genre : Social Science
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The author describes his experiences canoeing down the Mississippi from Minnesota to New Orleans

Mississippi Solo

Author : Eddy L. Harris
ISBN : 0060972475
Genre : Science
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Since the publication of his first book, Mississippi Solo, Eddy L. Harris has been praised for his travel writing. In this exciting reissue of his classic travelogue, readers will come to treasure the rich insightful prose that is as textured as the Mississippi River itself. They will be taken by the hand by an adventurer whose lifelong dream is to canoe the length of this mighty river, from Minnesota to New Orleans. The trip's dangers were legion for a Black man traveling alone, paddling from "where there ain't no black folks to where they still don't like us much." Barge waives loom large, wild dogs roam the wooded shores, and, in the Arkansas dusk, two shotgun-toting bigots nearly bring the author's dream to a bloody . Sustaining him through the hard weeks of paddling were the hundreds of people who reached out to share a small piece of his challenge. Mississippi Solo is a big, rollicking, brilliant book, a wonderful piece of American adventure, and an unforgettable story of a man testing his own limits.

Dictionary Of Midwestern Literature Volume 2

Author : Philip A. Greasley
ISBN : 9780253021168
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips,graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.

The Cambridge History Of Travel Writing

Author : Nandini Das
ISBN : 9781108616812
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Bringing together original contributions from scholars across the world, this volume traces the history of travel writing from antiquity to the Internet age. It examines travel texts of several national or linguistic traditions, introducing readers to the global contexts of the genre. From wilderness to the urban, from Nigeria to the polar regions, from mountains to rivers and the desert, this book explores some of the key places and physical features represented in travel writing. Chapters also consider the employment in travel writing of the diary, the letter, visual images, maps and poetry, as well as the relationship of travel writing to fiction, science, translation and tourism. Gender-based and ecocritical approaches are among those surveyed. Together, the thirty-seven chapters here underline the richness and complexity of this genre.

Defining The Delta

Author : Janelle Collins
ISBN : 9781557286871
Genre : History
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Inspired by the Arkansas Review’s “What Is the Delta?” series of articles, Defining the Delta collects fifteen essays from scholars in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to describe and define this important region. Here are essays examining the Delta’s physical properties, boundaries, and climate from a geologist, archeologist, and environmental historian. The Delta is also viewed through the lens of the social sciences and humanities—historians, folklorists, and others studying the connection between the land and its people, in particular the importance of agriculture and the culture of the area, especially music, literature, and food. Every turn of the page reveals another way of seeing the seven-state region that is bisected by and dependent on the Mississippi River, suggesting ultimately that there are myriad ways of looking at, and defining, the Delta.

One Woman S River

Author : Ellen Kolbo McDonah
ISBN : 0996245103
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 2014 paddling artist Ellen Kolbo McDonah packed her paints and pencils for the 2,552 mile creative odyssey of a lifetime; a solo source to sea descent of the Mississippi River in a kayak named Inspiration. Includes 42 color paintings, 69 drawings, Glossary.

The Congressional Globe

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009899076
Genre : United States
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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River Angels

Author : Rod Wellington
ISBN : 0994082932
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If you're a fan of adventure and expedition stories, you'll know that most books in this genre focus on the expedition itself-the action, the struggles, the joys, the heartbreaks, the lessons, the rewards. But what about the events that happen prior to an expedition-the planning, the organizing, the logistics, the endless research, the pleas to prospective sponsors, the correspondence between team members? Most books in the adventure travel genre spend less than a chapter explaining "what came before." This book, however, is not like most. River Angels takes readers behind the scenes for a candid look at the simultaneous organization of three self-propelled expeditions and introduces the world to a burgeoning network of altruistic "river angels"-riverside citizens who not only assist long-distance paddlers, but also help preserve and promote the rivers they love.

Forest Leaves

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