THE YAZOO RIVER.

Smith, Frank E., 1918-1997. Carl Carmer [Carl Lamson Carmer], 1893-1976 (editor). Janet E. Turner (illustrator). David Molpus (Foreword).

Published by Jackson, MS and London: University Press of Mississippi, 1988.
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Reprint (first published 1954) INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR. xiv, 362 pages. Paperback: H 19.75cm x L 13.25cm. Stiff paper covers, nicks and slight scuffing at spine ends, several small brown stains along rear joint probably caused by binding glue. Light foxing to top edge; small slender stain at upper fore-edge. Author's four-line ink inscription upon the half-title page: "To Ann and | Kinloch Gill | Frank Smith | June, 1988." Interior pages are otherwise bright and clean. Binding remains crisp. A very good+ copy. With new Foreword by David Molpus, Introduction, map, b/w illustrations, Acknowledgements and Bibliography, and Index. Originally published in 1954 as a volume of the lauded and collected Rivers of America series. A native of Leflore County, Mississippi, author Frank Smith (1918-1997) was elected to the US House of Representatives for six terms from 1951 to 1962 where after he was appointed by President Kennedy to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority on which he served until his retirement in 1972. Smith authored/co-authored a total of nine books and, with his son Fred, founded Mississippi's finest rare and used bookshop Choctaw Books in Jackson which unfortunately closed in 2015. ISBN 0878053557. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The Yazoo River unlocks the door to one of the most unusual and diverse regions in America, the culturally, strategically, and agriculturally rich Delta flatland embraced by two rivers, the Mississippi and the Yazoo. It is a land that has produced the best cotton, the Blues, celebrated personages, and a style of living like that nowhere else.

The author, Frank E. Smith, was a U.S. Congressman from this region. His perspective on the Yazoo Delta Region, therefore, is particularly valuable since it comes from his varied experience as a member of the House of Representatives, where he concentrated on the special problems of conservation and development of natural resources, and from his being a consecrated devotee and native son of the Delta.

In The Yazoo River he recounts the important history, the folklife, and the heritage that make this place unique. Though time and social revolution in the Civil Rights era have brought many changes to the Yazoo region, Frank Smith's book remains virtually undated in the fair balance he gives his accounts and in his presentation of historical fact.

From the Publisher: This edition, reprinting a classic published more than thirty years ago, makes available again a book that depicts the Delta country better than any other. In 1954 it was hailed as "the best book on the Deep South in twenty years," It is the story of people and places, of cities, towns, and countryside; of local legends and national history; of the customs of the country. The editors of the Rivers of America series, in which it originally was issued, called it "American historiography at its best."

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Title: THE YAZOO RIVER.
Publisher: Jackson, MS and London: University Press of Mississippi, 1988.

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