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Old Man River

Old Man River

The Mississippi River in North American History

Paul Schneider

Picador

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The Mississippi River was old long before the first giant sloth faced down a dire wolf or the last short-faced bear stood up to her full thirteen feet and bared her teeth to an eight-foot-long beaver....

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Praise for Old Man River

“[A] vivid history.” —The New Yorker

“He's a fantastic writer.” —Wes Craven, The Boston Globe

“Stunning...With such an expert hand on the tiller, Old Man River is an astonishing journey.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The territory Schneider studies is what some dismiss as ‘flyover country,' but what fascinating stories ‘flyover country' has to tell!” —Booklist

“Another chockablock, environmentally focused, ambitious volume from Schneider...A wild ride well worth taking.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Reminiscent of a Ken Burns documentary...this historical book becomes surprisingly moving and meditative.” —The Cedar Rapids Gazette

“Schneider's book stands out....It's another reminder of how we took the river's heritage for granted for far too long, and why it's worth scrambling today to reclaim and maintain as much of it as we can.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

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About the author

Paul Schneider

Paul Schneider is the acclaimed author of Bonnie and Clyde, Brutal Journey, The Enduring Shore, and The Adirondacks, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book. He and his family live in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.

Paul Schneider

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