The Control of Nature Character Descriptions

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John McPhee

This person, an important character in each section of the historical novel, is an investigative reporter who visits all the geographical regions covered in the book.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District

This group is responsible for the Old River Control Project and is comprised of ten officers and fourteen hundred civilians.

Norris F. Rabalais

This person, born and raised in Avoyelles Parish, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lockmaster at the Old River Control Navigation Lock in Atchafalaya.

LeRoy Dugas

This person works for the U.S. Army Corps and manages control apparatus but is critical of attempts to control the river. Near retirement, this person feels worn down from fighting the Mississippi.

Major General Thomas Sands

This person presides over the Mississippi River Commission in Atchafalaya and conducts an annual Low Water Inspection Trip in the Mississippi.

Raphael G. Kazmann

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