Life on the Mississippi
MobileReference, Dec 15, 2009 - 270 pages
Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1541. It continues with anecdotes of Twain''s training as a steamboat pilot, as the ''cub'' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River. OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Intuitive navigation. . Text annotation and mark-up. ."
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Review: Life on the MississippiUser Review - John Valesano - Goodreads
The first half of the book is an enjoyable autobiographical sketch of Mark Twains early life in traing to become a river boat pilot. It relates the peak of the steamboat commerce on the Mississippi ... Read full review
Review: Life on the MississippiUser Review - Karen Chung - Goodreads
This is my favorite Twain work so far. I find with Twain that the more he is telling the truth, the more I like a work. I'm just not as crazy about his outlandish fictional concoctions. This book has ... Read full review