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The Resource American Journeys

American Journeys

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American Journeys
Title
American Journeys
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A superb book about Don Watson's journeys around America. Featured as one of Newsweek's 50 'What to Read Now and Why' titles.Only in America - the most powerful democracy on earth, home to the best and worst of everything - are the most extreme contradictions possible. In a series of journeys acclaimed author Don Watson set out to explore the nation that has influenced him more than any other.Travelling by rail gave Watson a unique and seductive means of peering into the United States, a way to experience life with its citizens: long days with the American landscape and American towns and American history unfolding on the outside, while inside a tiny particle of the American people talked among themselves.Watson's experiences are profoundly affecting: he witnesses the terrible aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast; explores the savage history of the Deep South, the heartland of the Civil War; and journeys to the remarkable wilderness of Yellowstone National Park.Yet it is through the people he meets that Watson discovers the incomparable genius of America, its optimism, sophistication and riches - and also its darker side, its disavowal of failure and uncertainty.Beautifully written, with gentle power and sly humour, American Journeys investigates the meaning of the United States: its confidence, its religion, its heroes, its violence, and its material obsessions. The things that make America great are also its greatest flaws
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Watson, Don
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Politics
  • Nonfiction
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American Journeys
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742744506
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
American Journeys
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fd89b0c1-24a0-462d-97bf-0884b55c0b1a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742744506
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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