Book cover of Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure by Rinker Buckby Rinker Buck

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Audacious…Life on the Mississippi sparkles.” —The Wall Street Journal * “A rich mix of history, reporting, and personal introspection.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch * “Both a travelogue and an engaging history lesson about America’s westward expansion.” —The Christian Science Monitor

The eagerly awaited return of master American storyteller Rinker Buck, Life on the Mississippi is an epic, enchanting blend of history and adventure in which Buck builds a wooden flatboat from the grand “flatboat era” of the 1800s and sails it down the Mississippi River, illuminating the forgotten past of America’s first western frontier.

Interview with the Author

Podcast art for Write On, Mississippi!Write On, Mississippi! 
Write On, Mississippi: Season 5, Chapter 3: Rinker Buck
11/15/22            38 min

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