The Log of the Jessie Bill (Evans Novel of the West)

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Young "mud clerk" Peter Paul Sherman experiences a series of adventures aboard a raft boat called the "Jessie Bill" in the 1880s

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Dean Gabbert is a retired newspaperman and book reviewer from the Midwest, He has had a life-long love affair with the Mississippi River and the boats that have worked her treacherous waters. His other works include Let the Lower Lights Be Burning and Brown-Water Boating.

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Written in the form of a log kept by protagonist Peter Sherman, who serves as mud clerk on the Mississippi River raft boat Jessie Bill in 1880-81, this first novel provides an excellent blend of character descriptions and period detail. Capt. Lafayette Clapsaddle, Engineer Pot Belly, Pilot Wabasha Dan, and Fatback the Cook are used to convey a humorous, folksy view of a historical era when steam was king and rough-and-tumble raftsmen ruled the waters. This fictional account of America's greatest river will satisfy those seeking both a literary and historical account of men and boats on the Mississippi. Recommended for public libraries.
- Harold N. Boyer, Camden Cty. Coll., Blackwood, N.J.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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