Old Man River (Paperback)

The Mississippi River in North American History

By Paul Schneider

Picador, 9781250053107, 416pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/13/2013)
Compact Disc (10/14/2013)
Hardcover (9/3/2013)
MP3 CD (10/14/2013)
Compact Disc (10/14/2013)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (12/1/2013)

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About the Author

Paul Schneider is the acclaimed author of Bonnie and Clyde, Brutal Journey, The Enduring Shore, and The Adirondacks, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book. He and his family live in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.


Praise For Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History

“[A] vivid history.” —The New Yorker

“He's a fantastic writer.” —Wes Craven, The Boston Globe

“Stunning...With such an expert hand on the tiller, Old Man River is an astonishing journey.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The territory Schneider studies is what some dismiss as ‘flyover country,' but what fascinating stories ‘flyover country' has to tell!” —Booklist

“Another chockablock, environmentally focused, ambitious volume from Schneider...A wild ride well worth taking.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Reminiscent of a Ken Burns documentary...this historical book becomes surprisingly moving and meditative.” —The Cedar Rapids Gazette

“Schneider's book stands out....It's another reminder of how we took the river's heritage for granted for far too long, and why it's worth scrambling today to reclaim and maintain as much of it as we can.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune