Steamboat Story

THE CONQUEST OF THE MISSOURI (458)—Joseph Mills Hanson—Murray Hill ($3.50).

This brisk, colorful history, first published in 1909 and now reissued, has been so long out of print that it will seem new to most readers. It will remind others of the part played by a flat-bottomed river steamer in the bloodiest little land battle in U.S. annals.

The master and pilot of the steamer Far West was oldtime Missouri Riverman Grant Marsh, contemporary and sometime shipmate of Mississippi Riverman Mark Twain. Author Joseph Mills Hanson, now 70, knew Marsh in his latter years, talked to him at length about his adventures,...

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