Entries from Down Chicago’s Drain tagged with 'books'

Great Mississippi River Cleanup

Last week's Memorial Day bike trip along the Mississippi from St. Louis to Quincy inspired me to pick up Chad Pregracke's book From the Bottom Up: One Man's Crusade to Clean America's Rivers(2007) off my bookshelf. The author was...

Books - Cork Boat

Cork Boat by John Pollack Anchor Books (2005) A funny and inspiring tale of a whimsical plan to build a boat from discarded wine corks. Since childhood, the author collected used corks for an imaginary raft. Years later he...

Books - The Illinois (Rivers of America)

The Illinois by James Gray University of Illinois Press (1989) This was one of the early books in the Rivers of America series, originally published in 1940. The author was a playwright, and approaches the history of the Illinois...