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Life on the Mississippi
Life on the Mississippi
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4.0 out of 5 stars Still contemporary and rich in flavour, 3 Sep 2013
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Took a Mississippi road trip from Memphis to New Orleans and the book was extremely helpful with the size, shape, hirtage and ever changing nature of the river.
It was full of useful little stories that give a flavour of past lives , told with great panache by one of America's greatest authors. You really need to get a sense of size of the river and its flood plain and this is the book that helps do it, and tells how a River Pilot through sheer determination mastered his art.
The books mixed culture, the civil war and its long term legacy on Civil Rights, the ever changing landscape with something of a prophesy of the future into a still highly readable book. This is a great companion to more modern books on the Great River
and highly recommended if you want a good introduction the US.


Road Trip USA: Great River Road
Road Trip USA: Great River Road
by Jamie Jensen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful pocket guide, 3 Sep 2013
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Took a Mississippi road trip from Memphis to New Orleans and the book was extremely helpful with useful little stories that give a flavour of past and present. You really need to get a sense of size of the river and its flood plain and this is the book that helps do it. In reality the entire 3 week holiday could have been taken up on just this portion of the Mississippi if you followed every path to the waters edge. highly recommended if you want a good introduction to the power, importance and heritage of the Great River


The Iconic E-type, Celebrating 50 years of the E-type Jaguar
The Iconic E-type, Celebrating 50 years of the E-type Jaguar
by Philip Porter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.13

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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor compilation of material from a renowned e type master, 26 April 2012
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I found the book very disappointing other than the section on Malcolm Sayer. It felt like a cut and paste exercise in grabbing as many old pieces of work and cobbling them together in light of the 50th anniversary. I learnt little about the car that I was not aware of and found there was no order to the book whatsoever. I am really not sure what the 60' fashion shoot was supposed to achieve and would much rather have seen the different perspectives on the Jaguar series over time. There are lot's better works by the author and lot's more books that educate and inform the reader than this !
For less money look at the Little Book of e type Jaguar


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