"In order to have a river in your blood, unforgettably and forever. . . . You've got to eat it, sleep it, hate it, and breathe it until you've got river in your shoe soles and in your pants pockets."
Richard Bissell on Wikipedia
John M Daniel - The Joy of Story: Richard Bissell's Stretch on the River
The Biographical Dictionary Of Iowa: University of Iowa Press Digital Editions
University of Iowa Libraries - Papers of Richard Pike Bissell