By Millar, Peter
In this unique mixture of memoir and travelogue portrayed through sharp and vivid narrative, a man sets out to rediscover the United States by following the ravaged last traces of the railroad. Armed with only a shoestring budget, his favorite tunes, a backpack, and an open mind,... Peter Millar crossed the country two and a half times in hopes of discovering the quintessential American experience--from the people to the music to the beer selection--all the while watching the vast American landscape unfold in slow motion around him. In the tradition of Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux, this witty and observant novel presents a fun and educational journey across the U.S. characterized by powerful descriptions, intelligent humor, and undeniable humanity.Read more
Peter Millar is an award-winning British journalist, author and translator, and has been a correspondent for Reuters, Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph. He was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year for his reporting on the dying stages of the Cold War, his account of which - 1989: The Berlin Wall, My Part in its Downfall - was named 'best read' by The Economist.
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