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Author Name:    DONOVAN, Frank

Title:   River Boats of America From Flatboats to Floating Palaces, From the Cotton Blossom to the Staten Island Ferry 1st pr, in dj

Publisher:    Thomas Y. Crowell, 1966, 

Seller ID:   27203

DONOVAN, Frank. River Boats of America. [dj adds: From Flatboats to Floating Palaces, From the Cotton Blossom to the Staten Island Ferry]. NY: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1966). First Printing. Pp (6),1-298. Illustrated. 8vo, pale green cloth. "Upon America's many rivers, watery highroads of its conquest and settlement, an astonishing company of vessels has floated, sailed, and churned into history. Indian canoes and colonial sloops, flatboats and keelboats, paddle-wheeled freight and passenger boats, showboats, circus boats, and luxurious 'floating palaces'- their story is a microcosm of America, andFrank Donovan evokes all its romantic appeal and harsh reality." -from the dj. Chapters : 1. The Running Roads; 2. Before the Fire Canoe; 3. The Comi ng of Walk-in-the-Water ; 4. Steamboats in the East; 5. Steamboats in the West; 6. Steamboats in the North; 7. Mountain Boats and Grasshoppers; 8. Bonanza Boats; 9. River Boats at War; 10. Floating Palaces; 11. Drama and Glamour Afloat; 12. The Decline of the River Boats. With brief bibliography andindex. Vg in nicked dj. 35.00


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