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Old Glory

A Voyage Down The Mississippi

By Jonathan Raban

The author of Bad Land realizes a lifelong dream as he navigates the waters of the Mississippi River in a spartan sixteen-foot motorboat, producing yet another masterpiece of contemporary American travel writing.  In the course of his voyage, Raban records the mercurial caprices of the river and the astonishingly varied lives of the people who live along its banks.  Whether he is fishing for walleye or hunting coon, discussing theology in Prairie Du Chien or race relations in Memphis, he is an expert observer of the heartyland's estrangement from America's capitals ot power and culture, and its helpless nostalgia for its lost past.  Witty, elegaic, and magnificently erudite, Old Glory is as filled with strong currents as the Mississippi itself.


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Book

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  • 917.7 Rab, Nonfiction

Publish Date

1998

ISBN

0375701001


Format: Book
Author: Raban, Jonathan
Title: Old Glory : a voyage down the Mississippi / Jonathan Raban.
Publisher Date: New York : Vintage Books, 1998.
Subject: Raban, Jonathan -- Travel -- Mississippi River. Boats and boating -- Mississippi River. Mississippi River -- Description and travel Mississippi River Valley -- Description and travel
Isbn: 0375701001
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Call Number: 917.7 Rab
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Format: Book
Author: Raban, Jonathan
Title: Old Glory : a voyage down the Mississippi / Jonathan Raban.
Edition: 1st Vintage Departures ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Vintage Books, 1998.
Description: 409 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Series: Vintage departures
Series: Vintage departures
Subjects: Raban, Jonathan -- Travel -- Mississippi River.
Subjects: Boats and boating -- Mississippi River.
Subjects: Mississippi River -- Description and travel
Subjects: Mississippi River Valley -- Description and travel
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1981.
LCCN: 98011006
ISBN: 0375701001
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 917.7 Rab