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Mississippi Solo: A River Quest

Mississippi Solo: A River Quest

  • Author: Eddy L. Harris, Adam Weymouth
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • ISBN: 9781529377842
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Mississippi Solo tells the story of one man's voyage by canoe down the Mississippi River from its source in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico - a longtime dream, and a journey of over 2,000 miles through the heart of America.

Paddling into the Southern states - going from 'where there ain't no black folks to where they still don't like us much' - Eddy is confronted by the legacy of slavery and modern racism, including an incident with a pair of shotgun-toting bigots. There are also the dangers of passing barges, wild dogs roaming the wooded shore, and navigating a waterway that grows vaster, and more hazardous, every day.

But Eddy also encounters immense human kindness, friendship and hospitality, as well as coming to know the majestic power - and the awesome dangers - of the river itself. Mississippi Solo is an unforgettable American adventure.

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Adam Weymouth / Eddy L. Harris / international / memoir / memoirs and biographies / nonfiction / places /