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Adopting Alyosha: A Single Man Finds a Son in Russia

American Musicians II: Seventy-one Portraits in Jazz

American Singers: Twenty-seven Portraits in Song

Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives

Approaching the Magic Hour: Memories of Walter Anderson

Bashert: A Granddaughter's Holocaust Quest

Big Jim Eastland: The Godfather of Mississippi

Buryin' Daddy: Putting My Lebanese, Catholic, Southern Baptist Childhood to Rest

Called to Heal the Brokenhearted: Stories from Kairos Prison Ministry International

The Circle of Guilt

Coming to Colorado: A Young Immigrant's Journey to Become an American Flyer

Coming to Term: A Father's Story of Birth, Loss, and Survival

Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an unlikely couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and transformed children's Literature

A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty

Delta Rainbow: The Irrepressible Betty Bobo Pearson

Down on the Batture

Early Escapades

Eyes of an Eagle: Jean-Pierre Cenac, Patriarch: An Illustrated History of Early Houma-Terrebonne

Falling Through Space: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist

Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story

From Buchenwald to Carnegie Hall

German Boy: A Refugee's Story

A Girl's Got To Breathe: The Life of Teresa Wright

The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South

Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story

I Always Wanted to Fly: America's Cold War Airmen

The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure

The Lonely Days Were Sundays: Reflections of a Jewish Southerner

Losing Malcolm: A Mother's Journey Through Grief

Lucky Dogs: From Bourbon Street to Beijing and Beyond

Me: A Book of Remembrance

Mississippi Writers: Reflections of Childhood and Youth, Vol. II: Non-fiction

My Life with Charlie Brown

My Mississippi

My Triumph over Prejudice: A Memoir

New York Voices: Fourteen Portraits

Nitty Gritty: A White Editor in Black Journalism

No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey through the American South

On Island Time: Kayaking the Caribbean

Outside the Southern Myth

Paddling the Pascagoula

Pilgrimage from Darkness: Nuremberg to Jerusalem

Robert G. Clark's Journey to the House: A Black Politician's Story

Searching for Red Eagle: A Personal Journey into the Spirit World of Native America

A Season of Night: New Orleans Life after Katrina

So the Heffners Left McComb

Soldier's Son

Some Notes on River Country

Sundays Down South: A Pastor's Stories

Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

Things like the Truth: Out of My Later Years

Three Years in Wonderland: The Disney Brothers, C. V. Wood, and the Making of the Great American Theme Park

Unsung Valor: A GI's Story of World War II

Walking on Air: The Aerial Adventures of Phoebe Omlie

What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction

Why I Left America and Other Essays

Willie: The Life of Willie Morris

Win the Race or Die Trying: Uncle Earl's Last Hurrah


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Record-Setting High Water on the Mississippi | James F. Barnett Jr. Reflects on Current Flooding in the US

In light of the current floods submerging the Midwest and along the Mississippi River and scientists’ predictions that this is just the beginning, James F. Barnett Jr., author of Beyond Control: The Mississippi River’s New Channel to the Gulf of Mexico, a detailed chronicle of how the wild Mississippi will eventually deliver a cataclysm, shares his thoughts below. Viewed from the Natchez

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