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.
"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 AmericaÃŒs 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.
Larson, Ron, UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER HISTORY: Fact, Fiction, Legend.
New copy, paperback. (Steamboat Press, 1998), 269 pages.
Upper Mississippi River History begins with
the early French explorers and fur trappers, then covers the history of the paddle-wheel steamboats from the first one in
1811 to the founding and growth of the paddle-wheel steamboat companies on the upper Mississippi River -- from passenger
and freight steamboats to the excursion paddle-wheel steamboats of today. Also included are photographs and early
historical stories of the upper Mississippi river towns from St.Louis to Minneapolis, as well as stories from river
pilots about the names and landmarks along the upper Mississippi River.
Madson, John, UP ON THE RIVER: With the People and Wildlife of the Upper Mississippi.
1st edition, Lyons. VG 1585741884 trade paperback; illustrations $12.50
Reps, John W., CITIES OF THE MISSISSIPPI: 19th-century Images of Urban Development.
Near fine/near fine, oversize hardcover with dust jacket.
(Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1994), 1st edition. Beautiful
illustrations. Currently in print at $75.
(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.
To right: Boatmen on the Missouri, 1846
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