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Wicked River free pdf A riveting narrative look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America's historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the 19th century. Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, "Wicked River" brings to life a place where river pirates brushed elbows with future presidents and religious visionaries shared passage with thieves. Here is a minute-by-minute account of Natchez being flattened by a tornado- the St. Louis harbor being crushed by a massive ice floe- hidden, nefarious celebrations of Mardi Gras- and the sinking of the Sultana, the worst naval disaster in American history. Here, too, is the Mississippi itself: gorgeous, perilous, and unpredictable. Masterfully told, "Wicked River" is an exuberant work of Americana that portrays a forgotten society on the edge of revolutionary change."

About Lee Sandlin

Lee Sandlin is the author of"Wicked River," "Storm Kings," and The"Distancers." He was also an award-winning journalist, essayist, and book reviewer for"The Wall Street Journal." Born in Wildwood, Illinois, he grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He died in 2014."

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Author : Lee Sandlin
Publisher : Random House Inc
Data Published : 04 October 2011
ISBN : 0307473570
EAN : 9780307473578
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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