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Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
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Life on the Mississippi
by Mark Twain
Publisher: Classic Reader 2008
Number of pages: 384
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.