Historic Photos of Steamboats on the Mississippi.

By: Shapiro, Dean M.

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Large hardback in black cloth boards with gilt titles, size 26 x 26cm, with pp206, b&w illustrations, in Fine condition, with dustwrapper, in Near Fine condition. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1.5KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED From the earliest rudimentary conveyances to the floating palaces of the present day, a period of 200 years, steamboats have carved out a very special place in American history, especially along the Mississippi River and its tributaries, where they brought passengers, cargo, mail, entertainment, and news--both good and bad--to the settlements of a still-developing nation. With paddle-wheels churning, tall smokestacks billowing, calliopes singing, and steam whistles sounding, the steamboats of the Mighty Mississippi proudly ruled the river. Some offered all the comforts of home (and more); others did the work for the industries that transformed the United States into the industrial giant it became. They carried presidents and kings, socialites and commoners, cotton and coal, lumber and steel. They enabled some of our nation's major cities to grow and flourish. Told through historic photographs in these pages, the story of steamboats that plied the Mississippi and the glorious era they symbolized is vividly captured and enshrined for generations to come.

Title: Historic Photos of Steamboats on the Mississippi.

Author Name: Shapiro, Dean M.

Categories: Maritime,

Publisher: Turner: 2009

ISBN Number: 1596525428

ISBN Number 13: 9781596525429

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 009037

Keywords: Maritime, USA, Steamboats, ,