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Riding With Strangers

A Hitchhiker's Journey
Wald, Elijah (Book - 2006)
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This fascinating tale of the author's cross-country hitchhiking journey is a captivating look into the pleasures and challenges of the open road. As the miles roll by he meets businessmen, missionaries, conspiracy theorists, and truck drivers from all ages and ethnicities who are eager to open their car doors to a wandering stranger. This memoir uncovers the hidden reality that the United States remains hospitable, quirky, and as ready as ever to offer help to a curious traveler. Demonstrating how hitchhiking can be the ultimate in adventure travel--a thrilling exploration of both people and scenery--this guide also serves as a hitchhiker's reference, sharing the history behind this communal form of travel while touching on roadside lore and philosophy.
Authors: Wald, Elijah
Title: Riding with strangers
a hitchhiker's journey
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2006
Characteristics: 228 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Elijah Wald
Contents: Foreshadowings
A defense of the gentle art of hitchhiking
Sound and fury
Service plaza
Cop
Laws of the highway
Dangers
Chicago independent
Missionary
Gods of the highway
Chinese-Canadian tourists
Mexican driver
Night
Truck stop
Malaise
Rounding St. Louis
Weirdo
Regional manager
The literary life
Hannibal
Hopping freights
Townspeople
Sleeping rough
The tramp's alarm clock
Midtown crossroads
Of grain elevators and skydiving
The easy life
Of toll bridges and torts
Of air conditioners and conspiracy
A historical investigation
The art and science of hitchhiking
A vehicular taxonomy, or natural history of the highway
A fellow musician
A ride across the plains
Another night on the road
Red desert and Little America
Russian
The melting pot
The whiteness of the drivers
Corvette
Russian redux
Dark streets
And the gods laughed
Envoi : Mexico 1987
ISBN: 9781556526053
1556526059
Branch Call Number: 917.304 W157r 2006
Subject Headings: Hitchhiking United States Wald, Elijah Travel United States United States Social life and customs 1971- United States Description and travel
Topical Term: Hitchhiking
LCCN: 2005028296
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An everyman's journey in other people's cars.


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