Book Discussion on The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation

Mr. Brinkley talked about the book he wrote with Stephen Ambrose, The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisiana… read more

Mr. Brinkley talked about the book he wrote with Stephen Ambrose, The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisiana Purchase to Today, published by National Geographic. Mr. Brinkley began his talk about the history and influence of the Mississippi River with a brief overview of the Louisiana Purchase and the early expeditions on the Mississippi. He then talked about writing the book and profiled a number of people featured in it, including: Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Chuck Berry, Mark Twain, T.S. Eliot, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan. Following his talk, Mr. Brinkley took questions from the audience. close

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Book Discussion on The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation

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Program ID:
173849-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
Nov 16, 2002
Last Aired:
May 1, 2008

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  • Nov 16, 2002 | 12:52pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 16, 2002 | 8:53pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 17, 2002 | 7:44pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Apr 30, 2008 | 10:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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