Up on the River

Up on the River : With the People and Wildlife of the Upper Mississippi

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A richly drawn and vibrantly personal exploration of America's supreme river. Some of my best time on the River has been in the company of game wardens, biologists, commercial fishermen, clammers, trappers, hunters, and a smelly, mud-smeared corcrie of river rats in general," wrote John Madson of his thirty-year acquaintance with the Mississippi. Up on the River is a loving and sometimes uproariously funny tribute, full of unforgettable characters and creatures. Like Joseph Mirchell's Up in the Old Hotel or William Warner's Beautiful Swimmers, this is a classic book about a singular American place.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 150.6 x 228.1 x 19.6mm | 408.07g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Ill.
  • 1585741884
  • 9781585741885

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"A song of love to a mighry river." - The New York Times "There are characters and anecdotes here that Twain himself might wish he'd written." - Geoffrey Norman, Outside magazine"
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About John Madson

An experienced biologist, conservationist, and outdoorsman, John Madson traveled America from the Rockies to the Florida Everglades. His books include Where the Sky Began, which was named a New York Times "Notable Book" of 1982; Out Home; and Stories From Under the Sky. Madson died in 1995, leaving behind a rich legacy.
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