THE RIVERS OF AMERICA: A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY.
- New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2001.
- 6 x 9 inches
- hardcover, dust jacket
- 1,002 pages
- ISBN 9781584560326 / 1584560320 / Order Nr. 61955
- Price: $125.00 other currencies
This remarkable, well-researched bibliography is the most comprehensive work ever published on the historical series of books called The Rivers of America. This important series of sixty-five titles was published from 1937 to 1974, and most have been reprinted, some of them many times. Each book focused on one of the nation's major rivers or river systems and captured its spirit, folklore and history as never before.
Carol Fitzgerald has written a very readable, two-volume work that goes far beyond the dry reference work of most bibliographies. She includes insightful biographies of the series' sixty authors, fifty-three illustrators and eight editors. Each original dust jacket is depicted in the text and some are illustrated in full color in the plate section. The Rivers of America is an excellent reference source for the subject and a fascinating read for anyone in love with the lore of this nation's first highways. This work presents complete bibliographical descriptions of the nearly 400 printings of the 65 titles that make up the series.
Carol Fitzgerald has lectured at universities and was a speaker at the 1997 Library of Congress symposium "Rivers of America 1937-1974: A 60th Anniversary Celebration." Co-published with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.