Stretch on the River
Author Richard P. Bissell
Minnesota Historical Society Press (October 15, 1987)
In this largely autobiographical story, the lively and nonstop dialogue portrays the excitement, humor, and independence of a hard-working steamboat crew on the upper Mississippi.
Richard Bissel (1913-77) learned about the pleasures and dangers of towboating on the Mississippi during eight years as deckhand, mate, and pilot. A Harvard graduate, he left the river in 1945 to manage his family's business in Dubuque, Iowa, and to become an author of national acclaim.
- 256 pages
- 5.375 x 8 inches
- ISBN: 9780873512206