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Title:
A walk across America
Author:
Jenkins, Peter, 1951-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[New York] : Harper, 2001.

©1979
Physical Description:
290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Summary:
A young New Englander celebrates a rarely seen and almost forgotten America as he recalls the people he met and the situations he experienced during a journey in search of his country and himself.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780060959555
Format :
Book

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Summary

Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country.

"I started out searching for myself and my country," Peter Jenkins writes, "and found both." In this timeless classic, Jenkins describes how disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. His experiences remain as sharp and telling today as they were twenty-five years ago -- from the timeless secrets of life, learned from a mountain-dwelling hermit, to the stir he caused by staying with a black family in North Carolina, to his hours of intense labor in Southern mills. Many, many miles later, he learned lessons about his country and himself that resonate to this day -- and will inspire a new generation to get out, hit the road and explore.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
1 Talkin' by a Wood Stovep. 1
2 Mount Californiap. 8
3 Walking into the Countryp. 25
4 A New Nikonp. 37
5 Thanksgiving and Five Red Applesp. 45
6 Homer's Mountainp. 59
7 The Codep. 75
8 Fifteen Big-man Burgersp. 79
9 Real Highp. 85
10 The Dark Black Shadowp. 96
11 Deliriousp. 100
12 Hanging Hillp. 104
13 Smokey Hollowp. 113
14 Lemm and Preacherp. 134
15 Sweet Milk, Booze and Lightningp. 141
16 The Pigpenp. 150
17 Locomotive's Coming!p. 154
18 Pau Paup. 162
19 The Blue-eyed Danep. 175
20 The Farmp. 185
21 Down a Deer Trailp. 199
22 The Water Truckp. 204
23 TAAp. 211
24 Shelby Countyp. 219
25 "The Guv-na"p. 226
26 Miss Margaret and M.C.p. 234
27 Mobilep. 245
28 The Revivalp. 250
29 The Gulf of Mexicop. 263
30 Holding Handsp. 267
Afterwordp. 291

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