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Charles Kuralt's America

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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 to see and celebrate our country in a way we never had before. He takes us to Montana in September and Alaska in June, deep into Cajun country in winter and along the North Carolina mountains in spring. He explores Charleston and the Florida Keys, the coast of Maine and the deserts of New Mexico, the boundary waters of northern...
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Overview

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 to see and celebrate our country in a way we never had before. He takes us to Montana in September and Alaska in June, deep into Cajun country in winter and along the North Carolina mountains in spring. He explores Charleston and the Florida Keys, the coast of Maine and the deserts of New Mexico, the boundary waters of northern Minnesota and the back roads of Vermont when the oaks and maples turn to crimson and gold. Throughout, his accounts are filled with people, stories, and experiences; suffused by a poet's love of language; rich in the spirit and flavor of this infinite and varied land. Here is a book of pure reading pleasure - like its author, a national treasure.

Although he retired from CBS News in 1994, Kuralt has not retired from his wanderings. Filled with the stories of people and their experiences, suffused by a poet's love of language, and rich in the spirit and flavor of America, the accounts in the latest book by the author of Life on the Road take readers from Cajun country to the North Carolina mountains to the pleasures of Monterrey Bay.

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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.
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In 1967, journalist Charlie Kuralt set off in a battered motor home to explore America firsthand. In this wonderful memoir, Kuralt recounts his adventures all across the country, from Alaska to Cajun country, & from northern Minnesota to the Florida Keys. B&W photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385485104
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 279
  • Sales rank: 295,553
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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