Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Five top books about rivers

Robert Twigger is an explorer and the author of numerous books, including The Extinction Club, Real Men Eat Puffer Fish, and Angry White Pyjamas, for which he won the Somerset Maugham and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards. His new book is Red Nile: The Biography of the World's Greatest River. In addition to writing books, he has contributed to Esquire, Lonely Planet Magazine, and Maxim.

For the Telegraph, Twigger named five of the best books about rivers, mighty and small, including:
Old Glory (1981) by Jonathan Raban is about another long river – a wonderful account of the Mississippi – and a celebration of Mark Twain’s writing. Raban is one of the best prose stylists around and an aquatic subject matter brings out the best in him.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue