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Mr. Roosevelt's Steamboat The First Steamboat to Travel the Mississippi

Dohan, Mary Helen *SIGNED by author*

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ISBN 10: 0396079830 / ISBN 13: 9780396079835
Editorial: Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, NY, 1981
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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(full book description) Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, NY, 1981. 1st Edition Fine-/VG, Hard Cover, Dust Jacket. Size=6"x9", 194pp(Index). 13 Photos & 3 Maps. DJ nicked head/foot of spine & paper clip mark @ top edge of front endpaper, o.w. clean, tight & bright. ISBN 0396079830 SIGNED/INSCRIBED by author! A handwritten SIGNED letter from the author. Price unclipped. 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería CONROY104170I

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Título: Mr. Roosevelt's Steamboat The First ...

Editorial: Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1981

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: 13 Photos & 3 Maps

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

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Here, in a story of high adventure and unlikely romance, is an authoritative account of the first steamboat voyage on the Mississippi river. This hazardous three-month's long voyage changed the course of history. It is also the story of two fascinating people, Nicholas Roosevelt and his adventurous young wife, Lyola Latrobe, who together challenged the Mississippi ... and won.

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The New Orleans, first steamboat to go down the western rivers, set out on her maiden voyage in October 1811. The only passengers were Nicholas Roosevelt, the boat's mercurial builder; his twenty-year-old wife, Lydia; and their young daughter. Not even the boat's designer, Robert Fulton, would risk the hazardous twenty-five-hundred-mile voyage. By the time the boat docked in New Orleans in January 1812, the family had endured navigational perils, an earthquake, fire, and the birth of their son.

Mr. Roosevelt's Steamboat is a stirring adventure story, a narrative with a wealth of fascinating details about the people involved. It is also an authoritative account of a historic voyage that made an important contribution to the transportation revolution.

Mary Helen Dohan lives in Houston and is the author of Our Own Words, a study of the American language, called by the New York Times "an unusual and valuable book."

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