Book Reviews of OLD GLORY

Author: Jonathan raban
ISBN-13: 9780671250614
ISBN-10: 0671250612
Publication Date: 9/15/1981
Pages: 409
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

2.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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Very enjoyable account of an English chap (journalist, if I remember correctly) who decides to hop a small vessel he captains himself,and tours the Mississippi from it's birthplace in the northern states & follow it to it's exit at the mouth of the Atlantic in Louisana. Quite an adventure with very interesting accounts of shoreline visits with local townspeople who , several of which, open their homes to him for an overnight visit.Getting overwhelmed on this Great River is an understatement.He's a novice & an eyebrow raiser to those who well know the dangers of Old Miss'and her Tributaries.Some pleasant insights he passes along,also, of Mark Twain's journeys , based on his investigations into Twain's accounts of steamboat management on the great river.