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Blue Highways

A Journey Into America
Heat Moon, William Least (Book - 1999 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least-Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map--if they get on at all--only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience"--Cover p. [4].
Authors: Heat Moon, William Least
Title: Blue highways
a journey into America
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 1999, 1983
Characteristics: 429 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: William Least Heat Moon ; photographs by the author ; with a new afterword by the author
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Eastward
East by Southeast
South by Southeast
South by Southwest
West by Southwest
West by Northwest
North by Northwest
North by Northeast
East by Northeast
Westward
Summary: "Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least-Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map--if they get on at all--only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience"--Cover p. [4].
Alternate Title: Journey into America
ISBN: 9780316353298
0316353299
9780316353915
0316353914
Branch Call Number: 917.304 H437b 1999
Subject Headings: Heat Moon, William Least Travel United States United States Description and travel
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Dec 22, 2010
  • ndp21f rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

For a state whose name is "mountain", Montana shows thousands of miles of level prairie. I've read that if all of the space within the atoms of the earth were pressed out, the planet would have a diameter of three hundred twenty-eight feet -- not even the distance of a good major league homerun. I don't know whether it's possible to believe that figure, but I do know if you're driving across Montana you'll never believe it.

Dec 22, 2010
  • ndp21f rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I had an aneurism removed, and I just ain't the man I was. I can abide that, but take you, you're a stranger, and all you see is a seventy-six-year-old man. I wasn't always like this. That's what hurts -- people forget what you been.

Dec 22, 2010
  • ndp21f rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

She asked about the trip, especially about Selma and how things were as I saw them. "A white man griped about changes, and a black said there weren't enough changes to gripe about.

Dec 22, 2010
  • ndp21f rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Why smoke what's no taste to it? Same as them light beers and whiskies: no flavor. Americans have just got afraid to taste anything. You ask me, sir, it started with oleo. Or maybe the popalation got scared by them mouse spearmints wheres they give a mouse a needle-shot of a substance ever day until he dies a cancer. Nosir, my advice is to life your life.

Dec 22, 2010
  • ndp21f rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

She came back with grape jelly. In a land of quince jelly, apple butter, apricot jam, blueberry preserves, pear conserves, and lemon marmalade, you always get grape jelly.

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