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Posted January 11, 2000
This book is the only one I've yet seen which covers the history of Mississippi and Louisiana from DeSoto to Faulkner in such a fun way. The Civil War section included stories that I never knew about, like the one about the woman impregnated by a bullet, and the story of the Star of the West, the ship fired upon to start the war at Ft. Sumpter, and later hijacked and sunk by Rebels at Greenwood, MS., to stop Grant's back door approach to Vicksburg. There are great stories from the riverboat and Natchez Trace bandit era, as well as the Teddy Roosevelt teddy bear hunt, he Casey Jones train wreck, the John L. Sullivan world championship fight in 1889, civl rights struggles, great Ole Miss & Walter Payton ballgames, Delta politics, Indian legends, haunted mansions, Jim Bowie's duels, ironclad battles, and everything you can imagine. The enjoyable, easy to read style makes this book fun, and not like some musty old history book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.