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[Merrimack River] Thoreau, Henry David, A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS. NY: 1966, Thomas Y. Crowell. VG-(light creases, price blacked out, light wear) Trade paperback $15.00 .

$15.00









Ambrose, Stephen E., Douglas Brinkley, Sam Abell (Photographer) THE MISSISSIPPI AND THE MAKING OF A NATION. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. National Geographic, 2002. 288 pages. 9.5x11. "Stephen E. Ambrose, renowned author of Undaunted Courage, historian Douglas G. Brinkley, author of The Unfinished Presidency, and award-winning National Geographic photographer Sam Abell traveled the entire length of the Mississippi—from its mouth at Delacroix Island, Louisiana, to its source at Itasca, Minnesota—to bring readers the full, rich history of AmericaĂŚs great river. In 11 chapters, each covering a length of the river, readers will witness the early explorations of DeSoto and the momentous signing of the Louisiana Purchase; they will meet Jim Bowie, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert Johnson; they will relive the Civil War and the Great Flood, the Underground Railroad and the Trail of Tears; and they will discover the immense impact of the Mississippi on American arts, from the birth of the Blues to the literature of Mark Twain and T.S. Eliot. To expand the book’s visual dimension, each chapter of The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation is illustrated with period paintings, lithographs, artifacts, and maps, and features unique photographic essays by Sam Abell." Currently in print at $40.

$35.00



[Mississippi River] Arnesen, Eric, WATERFRONT WORKERS OF NEW ORLEANS: Race, Class and Politics 1863-1923. NF/NF. (NY: Oxford University Press, 1991). Notes, index, 353 pages.

~~~Bridging the gap between African-American and labor history, Waterfront of New Orleans focuses on ten thousand black and white riverfront workers and class and race relations from the turbulent Civil War and Reconstruction years to the early twentieth century's age of segregation.

$40.00


Holland, Robert A., THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER IN MAPS AND VIEWS: from Minneapolis to New Orleans. VG/VG. (Rizzoli, 2008), illustrated, 208 pages.

~~~Father of Waters, The Gathering of Waters, The Big Muddy, Ol' Man River--the Mississippi is America's main street, celebrated in history, song, story, and maps. In The Mississippi River in Maps & Views more than 80 glorious full-color maps dating from as early as 1524 celebrate The Great River and the extraordinary cities that grew up on its shores, including New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis, Minneapolis and St. Paul. Beautifully drawn maps document the European discovery and exploration of the river (de Soto, Marquette, Jolliet, LaSalle), as well as the subsequent colonization of the Great River's valley. Other maps illustrate the many efforts over several centuries to pin down the end points of the Mississippi--its source and mouth. A number of maps present key moments along the Mississippi in times of war (The War of 1812, The Civil War). More recent though equally artful maps and charts seek a scientific understanding of the river toward an end of controlling it, and gorgeous bird's-eye views ultimately extol the river's beauty and its environs above all else. A consideration of the Mississippi and its history as a major highway toward America's discovery of itself, through a comprehensive selection of the most beautiful maps dealing with it, will give new insight to the complex--sometimes nostalgic, sometimes practical--relationship of this country to its most storied river. .

Originally published at $50.

$40.00


Knudsen, Mark & Shawn Plank, OLD MAN RIVER AND ME. NEW copy. Trade paperback. (Rutledge Hill Press), 176 pages.

~~~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.

$12.00


[Mississippi River] Larson, Ron, UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER HISTORY: Fact, Fiction, Legend. New copy, paperback. Steamboat Press, 1998, 269 pages.

~~~ "Captian Ron's book , Upper Mississippi River History, begins with the early French explorers and hardy fur trappers. He covers the history of the paddle-wheel steamboats from the first one on the Mississippi River in 1811, the "NEW ORLEANS",to the fonding and growth of the paddle-wheel steamboat companies on the upper Mississippi River -- from passenger and freight steamboats to excursion paddle-wheel steamboats of today. You will find photographs and early historical stories of the upper Mississippi river towns from St.Louis, Missouri, to Minneapolis, Minnesota. added to all this history are stories and tales from river pilots about the names and landmarks along the upper Mississippi River."

$17.00






[Missouri River] (Bingham), E. Maurice Bloch, , THE PAINTINGS OF GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM: A Catalogue Raisonné. NEW copy, oversized hardcover with dust jacket, 9x12, University of Missouri Press, 1986. Bibliography, indexes, chronology. 23 color and 325 b&w illustrations.
~~ "This impressive new volume constitutes the definitive catalogue of Bingham's paintings. With more than 350 illustrations, including 23 in color, it provides a guide to both Bingham's familiar works and his lesser-known subjects, documenting the artist's development both as portraitist and as a recorder of Western American subject matter. . . . For the reader who wants to learn about Bingham and his art, this is--and will long remain--the place to begin." --Great Plains Quarterly
~~ "This well-constructed volume presents adequate reproductions of almost 350 works, providing information for these as well as for more than 200 additional works. For this edition Bloch has written an informed 28-page essay: a series of vignettes focusing on events and individuals significant to Bingham's artistic development." --Choice.
To left: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845.

$64.00



[Missouri River] Kalmar and Ruby, ROLL ALONG MISSOURI. NY: 1922, 1st edition, Waterson berla. VG(minor foxing in back) Sheet music; interesting graphic art; interesting Missouri River item $35.00 .

$35.00


[Missouri River] Peterson, Nancy M., PEOPLE OF THE OLD MISSURY: Years of Conflict. Frederick, CO: 1989, 1st edition, Renaissance House. VG-(light shelf wear) Large trade paperback; illustrations $20.00 . There are 22 vignettes inside, each alive with the excitement and drama of the untamed West. Each is a self contained historically accurate account of people whose lives were touched by the Missouri River.

$20.00











[Monongahela River] Aldin, Mohi, THE AMERICAN SPIRIT: Epic of the Americans in the Great American Flood: Mighty Mon's Rise, Rage and Fall. Greensboro, PA: 1987, 1st edition, Enliving Institute. Near fine Large trade paperback; profusely illustrated; a rare book on the Monongahela River $22.50 .

$22.50



[Monongahela River] Bissell, Richard, THE MONONGAHELA. VG/VG. (NY: Rinehart & Co., 1952). Part of the Rivers of America series. Illustrations by John O'Hara Cosgrave II, bibliography, index, 239 pages. ~~~ To have a river in your blood, declares Richard Bissell emphatically, you have to work on her for wages.... And Mr Bissell has the Monongahela in his blood. As deckhand, mate, and pilot, Captain Bissell has learned it the hard way. He's got river in his hair and shoes, he has eaten it, slept it, hated it, breathed it, loved. Now -- with uninhibited wisdom and rare narrative charm -- he gives it to the reader in all its grimy glory.

$95.00



[Monongahela River] Bissell, Richard, RIVER IN MY BLOOD (paperback edition of The Monongahela). VG--. Small tear at bottom of spine. (NY: Signet, 1955). First paperback printing. Illustrations by John O'Hara Cosgrave II, bibliography, index, 160 pages.
~~~ SCARCE.

$15.00



[Monongahela River] Hoerr, John, MONONGAHELA DUSK: a novel. VG. Trade PAPERBACK. (Pittsburgh: Autumn House Press, 2009). Illustrations by Bill Yund, 305 pages.
~~~ In 1937, as labor turmoil sweeps across western Pennsylvania, traveling beer salesman Pete Bonner picks up hitchhiker Joe Miravich, a blacklisted coal miner running from the law. The two overhear a plot to kill a national union leader in Pittsburgh and warn the intended victim only to become targets of the man who ordered the assassination, a mysterious industrialist who conspires with racketeers to control mill-town politics. As the industrial region moves from Depression to postwar prosperity, the businessman and union militant form an unlikely alliance to defend themselves. A violent showdown reveals the exploitative nature of the economic and political powers that would, forty years later, turn the mill towns of the Monongahela Valley into blighted relics of the industrial era.
~~~ "...But what makes it all unforgettable is the passion with which Hoerr, bred in the Monongahela Valley, makes poignant the human and economic tragedies of a once proud industry bleeding to death." -- The New York Times

$19.95



[Monongahela River], ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY MONONGAHELA RIVER MINE DRAINAGE REMEDIAL PROJECT. Wash DC: 1971, 1st edition, EPA. VG-(areas of discoloration, signature to front wrapper) Bound summary report; dense $22.50 .

$22.50



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