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When the Mississippi Ran Backwards

Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes

When the Mississippi Ran Backwards( )
Author: Feldman, Jay
ISBN:978-0-7432-4278-3
Publication Date:Mar 2005
Publisher:Free Press
Imprint:Free Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.00
Book Description:

On December 15, 1811, two of Thomas Jefferson's nephews murdered a slave in cold blood and put his body parts into a roaring fire. The evidence would have been destroyed but for a rare act of God -- or, as some believed, of the Indian chief Tecumseh.That same day, the Mississippi River's first steamboat, piloted by Nicholas Roosevelt, powered itself toward New Orleans on its maiden voyage. The sky grew hazy and red, and jolts of electricity flashed in the air. A prophecy by Tecumseh...
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