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Update from Iggy:
Richard P. Bissell is a rather well-know author. Son of Fred and Edith Bissell.
"Richard P. Bissell (28 Jun 1913 - 1977) learned about the pleasures and dangers of towboating on the Mississippi during eight years as deckhand, mate, and pilot. A Harvard graduate, he left the river in 1945 to manage his family's business in Dubuque, Iowa, and to become an author of national acclaim."