The Resource Children of Ol' Man River : the life and times of a showboat trouper, (electronic resource)

Children of Ol' Man River : the life and times of a showboat trouper, (electronic resource)

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Children of Ol' Man River : the life and times of a showboat trouper
Title
Children of Ol' Man River
Title remainder
the life and times of a showboat trouper
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Language
eng
Summary
RECOLLECTIONS OF A FAMILY WHO LIVED THEIR LIVES AS SHOWBOAT ENTERTAINERS ON AMERICAN RIVERS. Children of the Ol' Man River, which was first published in 1936, tells the colorful and witty life story of the Bryants, a poor family who found fortune aboard the Mississippi steamboat they built and performed on at the beginning of this century. In addition to chronicling his own family's history, Bryant provides an excellent introduction to the importance and history of river travel and entertainment on the most famous of American rivers. For many years, colorful showboats traveled the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and their tributaries, bringing entertainment to eager audiences in communities large and small. Huntington was a regular stop for the showboats, which made their arrival known by the musical strains of a powerful steam calliope, audible for miles around. Hearing the music, people would make a beeline for the 10th Street river landing to have a look at the boat and see what time the show would start. Some of the boats were lavish floating palaces, while others were far from grand. Some traveled only for a summer season or two, others for years. Billy Bryant's Showboat plied the inland waterways of the Ohio River watershed from before the First World War until 1942, bringing a blend of melodrama and vaudeville, laughter and therapeutic tears, into the lives of isolated people in rural communities along the way
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Bryant, Billy
Dewey number
792.7/0973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
The Lakeside classics
Series volume
86
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryant, Billy
  • Bryant family
  • Showboats
  • Vaudeville
  • Entertainers
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Children of Ol' Man River : the life and times of a showboat trouper, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781789125030
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12393411
Publisher number
MWT12393411
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Children of Ol' Man River : the life and times of a showboat trouper, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781789125030
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12393411
Publisher number
MWT12393411
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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