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The Biography of a River Town

Gerald M. Capers

The Biography of a River Town

Memphis -- It"s Heroic Age

by Gerald M. Capers

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Published by Burkes Book Store .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9424817M
ISBN 100937130095
ISBN 109780937130094
OCLC/WorldCa7986629


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The Biography of a River Town by Gerald M. Capers Download PDF EPUB FB2

River Town is memoir, travelogue, and astute anthropological writing woven into a book that is difficult to put down. Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman Tender, intelligent, and insightful, [this] is the work of a writer of rare talent; it deserves to become a classic.

The Biography of a River Town book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. History of Memphis, Tennessee, from Native American days to /5(7). InHessler reported for his Peace Corps duty to Fuling, a city of somesouls astride the murky Yangtze River, which cuts through the green and terraced mountains of Sichuan Province.

This account is a chronicle of the author’s days in Fuling and of a brief summer interlude of travel farther afield. vid portrait of a time of flux in an ancient country, Peter Hessler's River Town is a moving account of his experiences as a foreigner or waiguoren in small-town China.

Hessler, who spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in a city called Fuling, a Yangtze River town in southwestern China, taught English and American literature at Fuling Teachers College, and the classroom provides the.

Get this from a library. The biography of a river town: Memphis, its heroic age. [Gerald M Capers] -- This biography of a river town is significant to the national epic because the town, in its origins, its growth, its social, civic, and industrial life, has been closely related to its region and to.

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