Twain's Spirit Revived at Old Man River's Minnesota Headwaters
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*After you complete any of Phil's books, please seriously consider posting honest reader reviews at Amazon.com, Goodreads, Bookpage, Book Reporter, or any other legitimate similar site visited by intelligent, discerning readers like yourselves, who were savvy and curious enough to discover the Ross Reader Roost. At the bottom of this page are the best ways to reach Colorado Author Phil Ross whose latest book, having been launched in February 2018, is BLUE HOMBRES 2.0: Major League Baseball's Latino Umpires and Their Crew Mates Embrace the High-Tech Revolution with Much Gusto (Second of a Trilogy); it is available on Amazon and Kindle (ebook). The author's next two offerings, scheduled for respective releases later in 2020, will be a collaboration, THE ODYSSEY OF 'PAPA NICK': A Half-Centtury Legacy of History's Oldest Umpire-School Graduate by Nick Stabile, jr., with Phil Ross, and BLUE HOMBRES Numero Tres: Major League Baseball's Latino Umpires and Their Peers Peer into an Uncharted and Uncertain Future, the final installment of the Ross BLUE HOMBRES trilogy on MLB Latino umpires.
As the always sardonic Mark Twain wrote in Eruption: "An author values a compliment even when it comes from a source of doubtful competency." (Source: TwainQuotes.com). And if you think history's third most-quoted source -- after only the Bible and Shakespeare -- no longer is with us, think again, and continue below to this website's final content and image. On the way down, please enjoy one more touch of one of America's most beloved storytellers.
CALLING TOM, HUCK & BECKY THATCHER:
ALTHOUGH THE VISUAL DETAILS ON A LATE-SPRING AFTERNOON IN 2011 AT NORTHWEST MINNESOTA'S LAKE ITASCA ARE QUITE SKETCHY IN THE IMAGE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE, CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE, THEN PULL OUT A MAGNIFYING GLASS AND FOCUS ON THE GROUP JUST ACROSS THE VERY SPOT WHERE THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI BEGINS ITS 2,000-MILE-PLUS JOURNEY TO THE GULF OF MEXICO. YOU'LL NOTICE THE TALLEST GUY IN THE GATHERING HAS A HEAD OF HAIR, OR WIG, RESEMBLING MARK TWAIN'S HIRSUTE PRESENCE, PUNCTUATED BY THE WITTY AUTHOR'S TRADEMARK OFF-WHITE SUIT. THIS MODEST LOCALE IS THE SOURCE OF AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS AND STORIED STREAM -- TWAIN'S RIVER, IF YOU WILL -- AT MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS STATE PARK. THE PEOPLE COMPRISE MEMBERS OF A MARK TWAIN RE-ENACTMENT TROUPE FROM A MINNESOTA COLLEGE WHO HAVE DEVELOPED A SPECIAL AFFINITY FOR OLD MAN RIVER. (Photo by Phil Ross)
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