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'A Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow': An American Hitchhiking Odyssey - Tim Brookes
'A Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow': An American Hitchhiking Odyssey
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"I first saw America on July 1, 1973. I flew over on a charter flight full of students...all of us drawn toward America like dazzled, half-blind moths, seduced by a vast poster...of a Greyhound bus whose destination board bore a single word that encompassed the infinite adventure of America, its... show more
"I first saw America on July 1, 1973. I flew over on a charter flight full of students...all of us drawn toward America like dazzled, half-blind moths, seduced by a vast poster...of a Greyhound bus whose destination board bore a single word that encompassed the infinite adventure of America, its wild past, its endless plains, its mystery: BUFFALO." So he was hooked from the very start. By the end of that fateful summer, young British expatriate Tim Brookes had hitchhiked to California and Vancouver, back across Canada and down to New York. Now, twenty five years later, he's back on the road. But he's got a lot more on his mind these days. Artfully weaving between past and present, Brookes considers exactly why the proverbial road trip, once a crucial part of American youth education, seems to have all but disappeared, superceded by more expensive and less uncertain kinds of travel. Joining a venerable literary tradition that includes Huck Finn, Steinbeck's beloved Charlie, and Kerouac, Brookes's hilarious and strangely moving "A Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow" is a brilliant enquiry into America's peculiar relationship with the open road.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780792277293 (0792277295)
ASIN: 792277295
Publisher: National Geographic
Pages no: 328
Edition language: English
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4.0 'A Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow': An American Hitchhiking Odyssey
Brookes recreates his hitchhiking adventures from the early 1970's as he attempts to hitchhike across America. Recommended.
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