Rinker Buck, author of LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI - an in-person Boswell event

Rinker Buck, author of LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI - an in-person Boswell event

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2559 North Downer Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Rinker Buck, author of LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI - an in-person Boswell event

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Boswell presents an evening with Rinker Buck, author of Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure.

Seven years ago, readers around the country fell in love with a singular American voice: Rinker Buck, whose infectious curiosity about history launched him across the West in a covered wagon pulled by mules. Now, Buck returns to chronicle his latest incredible adventure: building a wooden flatboat from the bygone era of the early 1800s and journeying down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. As a historian, Buck resurrects the era's adventurous spirit, but he also challenges familiar myths about American expansion, confronting the bloody truth behind settlers' push for land and wealth. Weaving together a tapestry of first-person histories, Buck portrays this watershed era of American expansion as it was really lived.

From the starred Kirkus review: "An invigorating blend of history and journalism informs this journey down Old Man River... Besides being a willing and intrepid traveler, Buck is also an able interpreter of history, and it's clear that he's devoured a library of Mississippiana. It all makes for an entertaining journey in the manner of William Least Heat-Moon, John McPhee, and other traveler-explainers. For armchair-travel aficionados and frontier-history buffs, it doesn't get much better."

Rinker Buck began his career in journalism at the Berkshire Eagle and was a longtime staff writer for the Hartford Courant. He has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Life, and his work has won the PEN New England Award, the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award, and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Oregon Trail, Flight of Passage, and First Job.

Click here to purchase your copy of Life on the Mississippi. Signed copies and personalization available on pre-orders. Please note that signed copies will not be shipped until after the event.

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