A quick roundup of news about Mississippi River projects: This feels like it has been a big year for the Mississippi, given the number of major books released and the interest in big projects about the river. If you haven’t seen them, yet, you should check out The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the […]
Congratulations to Pokey LaFarge, who got a spot on the David Letterman show Monday night! Not only did Pokey give a shout-out to his hometown of St. Louis, but the song he played, Central Time, makes frequent reference to the Mississippi River. Central Time is on his new CD, called Pokey LaFarge; go buy it […]
If you’re looking for ideas for a late summer/early fall vacation, why not take a cruise on the Upper Mississippi River with the American Queen? I’ll be a guest lecturer on three cruises in August and September, so we can travel together. How cool would that be? You’ll find me on these cruises: St. Louis […]
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State of the Mississippi River
“…author Dean Klinkenberg equips readers with the knowledge they need to make the most of their visit. ‘Driftless Area Travel Guide’ is a must for any Mississippi traveler.”
–The Midwest Book Review, January 2011.
“…written in a humorous, colloquial style…”
–Joe Holleman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 28, 2010
“The guides...make for a solid introduction for travel along Iowa's eastern border.”
–Nick Bergus, The Iowan. July/August 2010
Comments From People Who Bought a Book
“If you are planning to take the Great River Road along the Mississippi River…be sure to take along these new travel guides by Dean Klinkenberg… Actually, the books are entertaining to read without leaving your chair.”
–Becky Sisco, Big River Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010.
“Hey, Just found, read and finished your Lansing to Le Claire. Being a 78 year old that has followed the Mississippi, up and down, all my life, I thought I had little more to learn about the cities, villages and crossroads along the river. Not So! Absolutley loved your book. Great history, great descriptions, great humor. Just top notch!
Thanks for the great writing.
–Don Staats, Onalaska, Wisconsin