The Monongahela (Rivers of America)

The Monongahela Rivers of America The Monongahela Richard Bissell describes his experiences as a pilot on the Coal Queen with historical facts and anecdotes about the boats and men who made the Monongahela River in West Virginia into
  • Title: The Monongahela (Rivers of America)
  • Author: Richard Pike Bissell John O'Hara Cosgrave II
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  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Monongahela (Rivers of America)
    The Monongahela Richard Bissell describes his experiences as a pilot on the Coal Queen with historical facts and anecdotes about the boats and men who made the Monongahela River in West Virginia into one of America s greatest workhorses.
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  • Richard Pike Bissell John O'Hara Cosgrave II

    Richard Pike Bissell June 27, 1913 May 4, 1977 was an author of short stories and novels, playwright, business executive and riverboat pilot master He was best known for his river books, and for his novel 7 Cents, based on his experience in the garment industry, which he helped convert into Pajama Game, one of the most popular Broadway musical comedies of the 1950 s and made into a movie musical He wrote a book about the experience called Say, Darling, which chronicled the ins and outs of a broadway musical production this book was also turned into a musical of the same name.Bissell was born and died in Dubuque, Iowa The scion of a wealthy family he graduated from Harvard University, about which he wrote You Can Always Tell a Harvard Man After college Bissell had a brief adventure in the Venezuelan oil fields and then signed on as a seaman on an American Export Lines freighter In 1938 he married Marian Van Patten Grilk and returned to Dubuque, where they lived on a houseboat on the Mississippi River Bissell became a vice president in the H B Glover Company, a clothing manufacturer Turned down when he tried to enlist in the Navy during World War II, Bissell worked on towboats on the Ohio, Mississippi, Illinois, Tennessee, and Monongahela rivers Returning to Dubuque and Glover s after the war, he published articles on his riverboat experiences in such prestigious national magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Collier s, and Esquire.In 1950 Bissell published his first novel, A Stretch on the River, a largely autobiographical story whose nonstop dialogue portrayed the excitement, humor, and independence of a hard working steamboat crew on the upper Mississippi It was published to significant critical acclaim several commentators compared Bissell to Twain Both flattered and embarrassed by the frequent comparisons to Twain, Bissell addressed the issue with self deprecating humor in 1973 with the publication of My Life on the Mississippi, or Why I Am Not Mark Twain.I learned three quarters of what I know about writing from reading Richard Bissell, God bless him El Leonard

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  • Guilt free enjoyment of a bygone time when the coal and steel industry were still American points of pride, and with an author who is clear eyed enough to see the destruction and filth alongside the romance of the setting and quiet twilight of the steamboat era.A better guide to the Monongahela could hardly be imagined, since Bissell cut his teeth as a pilot aboard a coal tug plying this river, and he has a fine critical ear for the nonsense that passed as folklore in the 1950s, and reminds one [...]


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