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Asa Earl Carter — the Forrest Bedford of the Native American literary world?

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I was fascinated by a recent public television documentary about a man named Asa Carter who changed his name mid-life name to Forrest Bedford Carter, becoming an author of a controversial memoir, now recognized as a work for fiction, The Education of Little Tree. Asa Carter, segregationist, aka Forrest Bedford Carter, the Native American author […]

New Book “Sucks the Romance” Out of the Mississippi River

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Not too long ago, this review of a Mississippi River book got my attention: Admit it: At some point in your life you got a little misty-eyed over the Mississippi River. Maybe it was your first trip to its shores, maybe it was a youthful infatuation with Mark Twain. Maybe you just really love floating, […]