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Posted August 22, 2013
TAKE A TRIP WITHOUT LEAVING HOME!
Caputo has made home travel possible through a detailed diary of his own adventure. He takes on a trip across America....REALLY across Americaa. Along the way he shares the stories of real America-the one we sometimes forget that exists. Very reader friendly and exceptional writing that allows you the privilege of a passenger on a trip of a lifetime.
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An interesting and entertaining journey with a purpose of defini
An interesting and entertaining journey with a purpose of defining what keeps the U.S. united. I enjoyed the easy going writing style and the sheer volume and variety of answers.
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Posted November 25, 2013
Road-trips, I really like road-trips, whether it is to Sonoita,
Road-trips, I really like road-trips, whether it is to Sonoita, Arizona, for a Saturday night or as my wife and I did this past July drive to eight states. It is a great feeling awaking in Deadwood, South Dakota, and wondering where we shall drive to today. As such it was with excitement when Philip Caputo’s new book “The Longest Road” was released, as perhaps he and his wife Leslie Ware completed the ultimate road-trip.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Phil is an author I have long admired. I still remember reading his epic memoir “A Rumor of War” when I returned home from Vietnam, which remains the work that most, defines that war. I have enjoyed all 15 of his books and also have a special appreciation for his “Acts of Faith” and more recently “Crossers”.
Phil and Leslie begin their ultimate road-trip driving 8300 miles from the southernmost point in the United States (Key West, Florida) to the northernmost point at Deadhorse, Alaska. They were accompanied by their two English setters Sage and Sky and traveled with an old 1962 Airstream. Phil has felt America in recent years was growing in anger and division and he simply wanted to discover what is holding people together if anything.
The journey was enjoyable reading, not just for the places they visited, but the stories of the people they met. They tended to avoid the interstates and large cities so primarily the travel was through a kinder and gentler nation. He mixes humor throughout the story, especially describing various episodes of exchanges between his wife Leslie and himself. When one is married to a Leslie (which I also am) you know the road traveled will never be dull.
I am not sure if Phil really discovered the reason of anger in America or what is keeping people together, although I do know that when I finished this book I felt good and I felt happy.
Posted September 20, 2013
My husband and I loved it. We have been travelers for a long time and could relate. I found myself laughing out loud many times. What a delightful book! Thanks Phillip Caputo for putting into words so many of our experiences.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 5, 2013
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