What takes Schneider’s text beyond historical analysis, however, is his inclusion of his own personal journeys along the Mississippi and its tributaries, including a kayaking expedition down the Mississippi with his son. Schneider, like the explorers before him, took careful notes and he beautifully places his personal travels and mediations in the larger context of the history of the region.
As such, this historical book becomes surprisingly moving and meditative.
Causes Paul Schneider Supports
The usual suspects for a writer from Massachusetts, living on Martha's Vineyard no less.