Charles Kuralt's America

Charles Kuralt's America

by Charles Kuralt
     
 

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Grammy Nominated!

I keep thinking I will find something wonderful just around the bend.

Ever since October 1967, when he set off in a battered motor home to explore America and talk to its people, Charles Kuralt has been one of our premier chroniclers--a man who has helped us see and celebrate our country in a

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Grammy Nominated!

I keep thinking I will find something wonderful just around the bend.

Ever since October 1967, when he set off in a battered motor home to explore America and talk to its people, Charles Kuralt has been one of our premier chroniclers--a man who has helped us see and celebrate our country in a way we never had before.

After retiring from CBS News in 1994, he set out to spend a perfect year in America-traveling to his twelve favorite American places, in just the right month for a visit to each. With his well known warmth, humor and insight, he shows them to us now in Charles Kuralt's America.

From Montana in September and Alaska in June to winter in Cajun country and North Carolina mountains in spring, Kuralt's accounts are filled with people, stories and experiences. Suffused by a poet's love of language and rich in the spirit and flavor of this infinite and varied land, Charles Kuralt's America is, like its author, a national treasure.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Former CBS newsman Kuralt's tales from the road spent 17 weeks on PW's bestseller list. (Oct.)
Library Journal
After serving 37 years as a reporter at CBS, Kuralt retired and set out on a trip to see his favorite American locations at their best. During the course of a year, he traveled across the country and stopped, for example, at Charleston, South Carolina, for the azaleas in March and Woodstock, Vermont, for the fall colors in October. In this journal, the author records the people, places, and pets he encountered. One of the most interesting chapters in the book is the final one, set in Manhattan, Kuralt's hometown, in December. Kuralt describes small-town New York, a large city composed of tiny, personal neighborhoods. This pleasant, genial book will be of interest to Kuralt fans. Recommended for public libraries.-Caroline Mitchell, Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385485104
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
540,735
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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