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Read & Download Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain PDF, ePub, Kindle

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

In this special republication of the first edition, more than 300 atmospheric black-and-white illustrations complement the great American humorist’s recollections of his preā€“Civil War days as a steamboat pilot. Twain recounts his youthful training, describes the science of navigation on the mercurial river, narrates a passenger trip undertaken years later from St. Louis to New Orleans, and serves a hearty sampling of tall tales.
“Your true pilot cares nothing about anything on earth but the river,” notes Twain, “and his pride in his occupation surpasses the pride of kings.” The author’s commentary sparkles with keen observations on increased competition from railroads, up-and-coming cities along the river, and incidents of greed, gullibility, and other human foibles. The only hardcover illustrated edition currently available, this volume is a prize for collectors and an excellent gift.Read & Download Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain PDF, ePub, Kindle, mobi.

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