Old Man River and Me: One Man's Journey down the Mighty Mississippi

Old Man River and Me: One Man's Journey down the Mighty Mississippi

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by Mark A. Knudsen, Shawn Plank
     
 

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One part Huck Finn and one part Jimmy Buffett, Knudsen's journey down the Mississippi in a flat-bottom johnboat is as much about the people he met as it is about the water he navigated. of color photos. See more details below

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One part Huck Finn and one part Jimmy Buffett, Knudsen's journey down the Mississippi in a flat-bottom johnboat is as much about the people he met as it is about the water he navigated. of color photos.

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Library Journal
In the fall of 1993, Knudsen set off on a trip down the Mississippi River in an 18' flat-bottom johnboat he built for the purpose. His story is part adventure, part history, part politics, and part popular culture. The trip turned into more of an adventure than he had planned owing to the extensive flooding earlier in 1993. Not only did that postpone Knudsen's departure, but as he motored down the river he found extensive damage, washed-out marinas, and docks and even islands covered by high water. The people he met are a big part of the story. While Old Man River is no Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance or Blue Highways, it is an enjoyable read. The writing is engaging enough to leave the reader wishing for a more in-depth treatment. Recommended for large public libraries.--Thomas K. Fry, Penrose Lib., Univ. of Denver

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ISBN-13:
9780753152096
Publisher:
ISIS Large Print Books
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Isis Hardcover Series
Edition description:
LARGEPRINT
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.95(d)

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