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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.
About the Author: 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.
Titolo: American Nomads: Travels With Lost ...
Casa editrice: Grove Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Grove Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. * A carefully read FIRST AMERICAN EDITION a fair price. Price clipped. Bright, clean, unmarked. We ship within 24 hours carefully wrapped. We guarantee your satisfaction. No need to pay more. Our books range from New to Acceptable. We value our customers and work to provide the most accurate and complete descriptions. BNCTucsonbooks ships daily. Proceeds from the sales of books support an endowed scholarship to Brandeis University, Waltham Mass. Codice libro della libreria mon0000060234
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Descrizione libro Grove Press, U.S.A., 2003. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition/First Printing. book is tight with no markings, dj has a small nick at top of spine on the edgegreat copy Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 022868
Descrizione libro Grove Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020802117635
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Descrizione libro Grove Press, New York, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. First Edition/First Printing. Hadcover in dustjacket. 311 pages. A wonderful book, sure to delight all who love the American open road and the odd pilgrims who choose to make their lives on it or beside it. Winner of the 2004 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. As new. Unread. From my smoke-free collection. Ships in well-padded box. Codice libro della libreria 4535