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In America : travels with John Steinbeck

By: Mak, Geert Waters, Liz(Translated by)

0099578735 / 9780099578734
Paperback
917.304932
16/11/2015
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England
20 cm 550 pages : map (black and white)
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Reprint. This translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2014.

In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans.The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books. Half a century on, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck's home.

Mile after mile, as he retraces Steinbeck's footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest and stumbles across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, Mak searches for the roots of America and what remains of the world Steinbeck describes.

How has America changed in the last fifty years; what remains of the American dream; and what do Europe and America now have in common?

BIC:

HBJK History of the Americas, WTL Travel writing

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