Nonfiction Book Discussion



June 25, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

Life on the Mississippi by Rinker Buck

Registration details to be announced.

The eBook version of Life on the Mississippi can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.

A modern-day Huck Finn, Buck casts off down the river on the flatboat Patience accompanied by an eccentric crew of daring shipmates. Over the course of his voyage, Buck steers his fragile wooden craft through narrow channels dominated by massive cargo barges, rescues his first mate gone overboard, sails blindly through fog, breaks his ribs not once but twice, and camps every night on sandbars, remote islands, and steep levees. As he charts his own journey, he also delivers a richly satisfying work of history that brings to life a lost era.







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