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Mississippi River Country Tales: A Celebration of 500 Years of Deep South History

Fraiser, Jim

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ISBN 10: 156554787X / ISBN 13: 9781565547872
Published by Pelican Publishing, Gretna, LA, 2001
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Softcover. 4to. In near fine condition. SIGNED by the author on title page. 168 pp. including bibliography. Bookseller Inventory # 10282

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Title: Mississippi River Country Tales: A ...

Publisher: Pelican Publishing, Gretna, LA

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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The people who live in towns and cities along the Mississippi River in the southern United States are a special breed, steeped in 500 years of history as rich as the coffee they drink, or the soil where once the river ran.

Mississippi River Country Tales is a fast-paced, easy to read history that covers everything from the early conquistadors and the first Mardi Gras to Fannie Lou Hamer and Archie Manning, and covers the geographic region from Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Louisiana.

The book has received hearty praise from reviewers across the South:
"[Mississippi River Country Tales] contains an incredible cast of real-life characters that would defy any writer of fiction to create lest they be perceived as too unbelievable. The book can do nothing but add to Jim Fraiser's growing reputation as another young Mississippi writer who knows how to tell stories about the places and people he knows best."
--Biloxi Sun-Herald

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"An engaging new history . . . A delightful surprise. Filled with enjoyable anecdotes and fast paced tales. This book is a keeper. A must for Deep South aficionados!"
--The Greenwood Commonwealth

"Fraiser relates the invaluable contributions made by people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. He points out with rare perceptiveness the continuing impact of this intriguing mix of cultures in the region today."
--The Biloxi Sun Herald

"Fraiser tells his stories in an entertaining, clearly penned manner, stories of unlikely heroes and legendary villains, ghastly death and ghostly sightings, bright humor and dark tragedy. Mississippi River Country Tales is fascinating material."
--Delta Book News

Mississippi River Country Tales is a historic journey through the river towns of the Deep South, beginning with De Soto and early settlement of the area, through stories of land pirates, steamboats, and scoundrels, right up through the Civil War and the struggle for civil rights. The book is further accented by nearly fifty black-and-white photographs that give natives and non-natives alike a taste of this compelling history.

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