As I began to get my feet wet on my Missississippi project, a friend introduced me to John M. Barry at a Mississippi River conference, where he was speaking on and signing his book, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Without looking up from the book he was signing, he said, "Quinta Scott is a very good photographer." He had used The Eads Bridge in his research.
Fifteen years later my publisher asked Mr. Barry to write a blurb for The Mississippi. He wrote:
"As with every book I've seen in which Quinta Scott is involved, The Mississippi combines in-depth, technically accurate, and revealing description of its subject with magnificent photographs that take you deeper into the subject than any text."