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Wicked river : the Mississippi when it last ran wild / Lee Sandlin.

Author: Sandlin, Lee.

Imprint:New York : Pantheon Books, c2010.

Physical descriptionxxviii, 270 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Note:Prologue -- pt. 1. The river rising -- Gone on the river -- Old Devil River -- The comet's tail -- "Like bubbles from a sea..." pt. 2. "Do you live on the river?" -- The desire of an ignorant Westerner -- Bloody island -- The roar of Niagara -- The cosmopolitan tide -- A pile of shavings -- The coasts of dark destruction -- pt. 3. The course of empire -- The mound builders -- A young man of splendid abilities -- The oracles -- pt. 4. Behemoth -- The sky parlor -- The alligator -- pt. 5. The good and the thoughtless -- The last of the floating life -- Epilogue.

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