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Mississippi River

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57 Feet & Rising

During the Great Floods of 2011, the Mississippi unleashed deadly currents and a flow rate that could fill the Superdome in less than a minute. Defying government orders, the author and two friends canoed 300 miles from Memphis to Vicksburg. This is their story.

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The Control of Nature: Atchafalaya

A study of the Mississippi River, its history, and efforts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold it in place.