Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild
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.
|Grouped Work ID||def109d6-dbb3-8996-9701-7cbf6038c906|
|Grouping Title||wicked river the mississippi when it last ran wild|
|Grouping Author||lee sandlin|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2023-12-03 05:31:29AM|
|Last Indexed||2023-12-03 05:11:42AM|