A Voyage down the Mississippi
By (author) Jonathan Raban
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Old Glory by Jonathan Raban
Book DescriptionThe author of Bad Land realizes a lifelong dream as he navigates the waters of the Mississippi River in a spartan sixteen-foot motorboat, producing yet another masterpiece of contemporary American travel writing.In the course of his voyage, Raban records the mercurial caprices of the river and the astonishingly varied lives of the people who live along its banks.Whether he is fishing for walleye or hunting coon, discussing theology in Prairie Du Chien or race relations in Memphis, he is an expert observer of the heartyland's estrangement from America's capitals ot power and culture, and its helpless nostalgia for its lost past.Witty, elegaic, and magnificently erudite, Old Glory is as filled with strong currents as the Mississippi itself."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375701009
(184mm x 133mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jonathan Raban
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One of the classics of travel writing, this is a prescient exploration of the individual's relationship with urban living
Surveillance, Paperback / softback (February 2008)» View all books by Jonathan Raban
In the not-too-distant future, national identity cards are mandatory, and America has become obsessed with intelligence-gathering. With precision and compassion, Raban captures a peculiar period in modern history.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Raban
Jonathan Raban lives in Seattle, Washington.
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