Historian and writer Schneider (“Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Adirondacks”) didn’t just stick his head in books and maps and hang out in libraries for this all-encompassing bio on the mighty Mississippi. He got wet and muddy while canoeing, kayaking and boating along the river. Schneider spans the years from the time of the greatest pre-Columbian city on the continent, on the riverbank — Cahokia — to the disaster of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Clearly a labor of love.
Causes Paul Schneider Supports
The usual suspects for a writer from Massachusetts, living on Martha's Vineyard no less.