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American Nomads: Travels With Lost Conquistadors, Mountain Men, Cowboys, Indians, Hoboes, Truckers, and Bullriders

Grant, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0802117635 / ISBN 13: 9780802117632
Editore: Grove Press, 2003
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Titolo: American Nomads: Travels With Lost ...

Casa editrice: Grove Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2003

Condizione libro:very good

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Riassunto:

Fascinated by the land of endless horizons, sunshine, and the open road, Richard Grant spent fifteen years wandering throughout the United States, never spending more than three weeks in one place, and getting to know America’s nomads—truckers, tramps, rodeo cowboys, tie-dyed T-shirt concert followers, flea market traders, retirees who live year-round in their RVs, and the murderous Freight Train Riders of America (FTRA).

In a richly comic travelogue, Grant uses these lives and his own to examine the myths and realities of the wandering life, and its contradiction with the sedentary American dream. "Forget the white picket fence, the house in the suburbs, the monthly mortgage payment and all that crap," says a truck driver Grant rode with on one of his adventures. "Americans dream about burning down the house and saddling up the horse and it’s been that way ever since the plains were knee deep in buffalo shit."

Along with a personal account, American Nomads traces the history of wandering in the New World, through vividly told stories of frontiersmen, fur trappers and cowboys, Comanche and Apache warriors, all the way back to the first Spanish explorers who crossed the continent. What unites these disparate characters, as they range back and forth across the centuries, is a stubborn conviction that the only true freedom is to roam across the land.

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Richard Grant has written for numerous publications, including Esquire and Details. He retains a British passport and lives in southern Arizona. In writing American Nomads, Grant traveled through Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, California, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Washington.

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