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Mississippi Solo: A River Quest epub ebook

by Eddy L. Harris

Mississippi Solo:  A River Quest epub ebook

Author: Eddy L. Harris
Category: United States
Language: English
Publisher: Nick Lyons Books; 1st edition (October 1, 1988)
Pages: 256 pages
ISBN: 1558210016
ISBN13: 978-1558210011
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 551
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I was struck and really touched by the advice Eddy L. Harris received from his 'Uncle' Robert, his former trumpet teacher and longtime friend, before embarking on the journey

I was struck and really touched by the advice Eddy L. Harris received from his 'Uncle' Robert, his former trumpet teacher and longtime friend, before embarking on the journey. Anyone who has a friend so good, so true, and so wise, well, their life has already been worth living. Plus, the author met Emily at Bemidji when the wind and water took his canoe from him.

Mississippi Solo book.

Eddy L. Harris was born in 1956. He is a creative nonfiction author and filmmaker, born in Indianapolis, Indiana before moving to suburban Saint Louis, Missouri at 18 months. He graduated from the Saint Louis Priory School and Stanford. He graduated from the Saint Louis Priory School and Stanford University. Harris has served as a Visiting Writer in Residence at Washington University in St. Louis and as a faculty member in Goucher College's writing program, and lives in France and also Mexico.

A graduate of Stanford University, he teaches at Washington University in Missouri.

I hope Mississippi Solo goes forth to encourage young Americans t. .I hope Mississippi Solo goes forth to encourage young Americans t.have an encounter with something real, as Eddy Harris did with the Mississippi River. William Least Heat Moo.com/?book 0805059032.

At 30 years old, Eddy Harris leaves his home in St. Louis and sets off into the chilly autumn for Lake Itasca. Since the publication of his first book, Mississippi Solo, Eddy L. Harris has been praised for his travel writing.

Since the publication of his first book, Mississippi Solo, Eddy L. In this exciting reissue of his classic travelogue, readers will come to treasure the rich insightful prose that is as textured as the Mississippi River itself. They will be taken by the hand by an adventurer whose lifelong dream is to canoe the length of this mighty river, from Minnesota to New Orleans.

Mississippi River Paddlers: 2 574 участника. Mississippi River Solo, Eddy Harris. One Woman's River, Ellen Kolbo McDonah. I believe I read that first one once before.

At the age of 30, Harris developed an obsession that haunted him in dreams and daylight-to canoe down the Mississippi from . He made it-barely-as he recounts in this charming, exuberant, silly travelogue, his first, book.

At the age of 30, Harris developed an obsession that haunted him in dreams and daylight-to canoe down the Mississippi from source to mouth. Much of the appeal here comes from Harris' ordinariness. Like many people, he's been in a canoe but never attempted a major trip. Like many, he hates bugs and distrusts the dark.

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The author recounts his experiences canoeing down the Mississippi from Minnesota to New Orleans
Reviews (7)
Nalme
This is an amazing book. Having camped via paddling a touring kayak for many years in the upper midwest, I have faced most of the perils the author encountered. I found myself mentally giving him advice during his long paddle on the mighty Mississipi. The freedom he experienced is very real. When you are on your own in the boondocks, you are afraid at times, but mostly high on the experience. You make many errors of judgment that you have to overcome - he especially because of lack of experience. All the hiding we necessarily do to survive in the "real" world falls away. All of the dependence we exhibit because life is so easy for well educated and established people is gone. Solo voyaging uncovers the true self, with the ups and downs of successes and failures. I recall hitting a wind stall when paddling when I had to slowly sneak along the shore of a river in Wisconsin between gusts, and being stuck in mud where it took 45 minutes to move 10 yards. I was so burned out I almost turned back.

The Mississippi river was been close to me since living in St. Louis, and now in St. Paul, Minnesota where I taught at a university on the east bank of the river, seeing it every day. I am currently reading Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain to get an older view of the river and its stories.

Mr. Harris treats race issues with humor and brilliance. In this pigmentation-conscious country, the gift of blackness and its contribution often gets lost. Reviewers seem to rivet on Eddy's confrontation by rednecks and don't seem very interested in the rest of the story, which is really about the development of his inner soul. I was so enthused by this book that when I finished it I gave it to a beautiful young woman in Clearwater Beach. I hope she appreciates it.

thrust
Folks have already done very well reviewing other aspects of this book. I'll take another tack.

I was struck and really touched by the advice Eddy L. Harris received from his 'Uncle' Robert, his former trumpet teacher and longtime friend, before embarking on the journey. Anyone who has a friend so good, so true, and so wise, well, their life has already been worth living. Plus, the author met Emily at Bemidji when the wind and water took his canoe from him. She is surely among the kindest souls who have ever lived. She watched out for him like a mother hen so that his life was preserved, saved him from what he did not know, coached him up to speed, carried him and his canoe a very long way in her truck to calmer water where his life and his journey was still possible. Many others helped him and cheered him on, but these two are absolutely profound.

Eddy L. Harris is a blessed man.

Anarasida
While reading the first 20 - 30 pages I found myself growing more and more angry about how reckless Eddy Harris was in pursuing this incredible adventure. He had little experience in a canoe and didn't even have one until shortly before his journey began. And the canoe he ended up using was borrowed. Further, he had absolutely no idea of the kinds of obstacles (e.g., beaver dams) he would encounter along the way. I too like challenging trips (mine are on a bicycle), but I always think ahead and am not reckless in what I do.

During his journey, I think Eddy realized how reckless he had been at the start, and modified his behavior somewhat. Regardless of canoeing skills and questionable judgment, Eddy is an excellent writer. His descriptions of the Mississippi and the things he saw around and on it, including the people he met along the way, made me feel like I was there with him.

Zuser
Beautifully written book. Mr Riley chronicles his solo trip down the Mississippi river and the people and events he experienced. I gave it to my18 year old grandson who was talking about canoeing the Mississippi and read it myself as my grandson took his own Mississippi solo. I appreciated the beautiful descriptions of the river, people and landscape by Mr Riley. It gave me a new appreciation of the beauty of our country and it's peoples.

Adaly
I love Eddy L. Harris' books. I was fascinated by his adventures along the Mississippi River and his bravery at undertaking this solo trip as a completely inexperienced canoeist, encountering a variety of people, wildlife, and weather conditions along the way. His writing is at times eloquent and poetic, and at others quite casual, but he always manages to capture the mood of the moment perfectly.

Monam
Recently found this author and glad I did. I enjoyed his book about Harlem much more than I did this one but his writing is still vivid and tight. He is introspective, deep yet easy to read, an American treasure. Why haven't I heard of him before? Highly recommended author.

Wnex
My husband and I are preparing for a trip on the Mississippi River and this was one of the recommended books. I was enchanted -- and not only by the details of Harris' canoe trip. He invites the reader into wonderful moments of self-reflection and while doing so softens the blow of the interior truth the reader will find. I will read this one again.

While this book does not cover all of the obstacles of the Mississippi River itself, it does give the reader a fairly good idea of the different types of people along the river. Most will try to help you in some way with your adventure even though there are those occasional few who might wish to do you some harm. Overall, I found this book to be very well written and hard to put down.

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