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Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

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Life on the Mississippi
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Publisher: Classic Reader
ISBN/ASIN: B0015T6G76
Number of pages: 384

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Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1541. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot.

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