ABOUT the Mississippi River Home Page and Great River Publishing
Great River Publishing
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So who are the "faces" behind Great River Publishing??
Pat Middleton, who is the author and publisher of most content on the Mississippi River Home Page, is also the author of the classic river guide series, DISCOVER! AMERICA's GREAT RIVER ROAD, Vols 1-4. and the elementary school guide, The Mississippi River Activity Guide for Kids and Teachers. She was a frequent cruise guest on the Delta Queen Steamboat Company's cruising steamboats from 1991 to 2009. Her books are available along the entire length of the Mississippi River, in most libraries and in many schools in the US and around the world. They are also available at better gift shops and book stores, or online at www.greatriver.com/order.htm
Michael Gillespie, from near Kansas City, Missouri, has written two very popular and well regarded histories of steamboating and river travel. Both published by Great River Publishing.
He was an official Discovery Guide on the American Queen steamboat during 2009, and has been featured guest on cable television's History Channel. In April of 2012, Mike will debut on cable television's Animal Planet.
WILD RIVER, WOODEN BOATS explores the early days of Missouri River travel. Many historic photos and charts, as well as a complete index and glossary.
COME HELL OR HIGH WATER is a major work exploring the early days of travel on the Mississippi River. Many historic photos and charts, as well as a complete index and glossary.
Coming Jan 1, 2012 is Mike's newest book, OLD TIME RAILROAD STORIES... a 346 page collection in our first KINDLE edition!! Mike's editorial comments, and an extensive glossary make this a real collector's edition!.
Please click the envelope at left to let us know if you want to be alerted when the Kindle edition of OLD TIME RAILROAD STORIES is released.
All Mike's books are available at better gift shops and book stores, or online at www.greatriver.com/order.htm
If you have been enjoying the photography and travel writing on our Great River websites, here's more from Pat:
Rich Middleton, Photographer and Itinerary Guru
Pat Middleton, Mississippi River author and Travel Writer
Rich and I have been Mississippi River buffs for some 25 years. It has been a fascinating journey that has provided endless stories from both past and present, and some of our more remarkable photographs. We have shared many of those stories and photographs on our website at http://www.greatriver.com and in our books.
It has also been our great joy to travel during the past 17 years many dozens of times as a guest lecturer on all the Delta Queen cruise boats on most of America's navigable rivers. I've always freely offered up my stories. Now I hope you enjoy Rich's photos which highlight not only our time on the river, but our travels around the world.
You can click here to see our MOST POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHS
Or, click here to see our WATERWAY CRUISE REPORTS, rated #1 by Google!
Finally we introduce Lisa Middleton and our most popular new original map art from Great River Publishing!
Lisa's hand-painted historic maps of the Mississippi River Valley have frequently been described as "the most beautiful to be found on the Internet."
Any one of 11 different maps have been purchased from throughout the United States over the past several years, and can be seen online at www.greatriverarts.com. Order maps at www.greatriverarts.com/order.htm
In addition to the hand-painted large maps, we publish a number of gift prints and fine-art note cards which feature Lisa's maps and art and may be found at better gift shops and book stores, or online.
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