What The River Carries

“Lisa Knopp has the eyes of an archeologist and the soul of a great blue heron as she renders this intimate portrayal of three national treasures—the Mississippi, Platte, and Missouri rivers. . . . Journeying through these pages, we also find tales of the shell button industry, Indian burial mounds, Mormon settlement, catastrophic flooding, barge commerce, and everyday lives of people who work and play along the shores. What this book carries? Majesty. Knowledge. Inspiration.”—Katherine Fischer, author of Dreaming the Mississippi