Old Glory: A Voyage Down the Mississippi

Old Glory: A Voyage Down the Mississippi

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by Jonathan Raban
     
 

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The 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

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The 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375701009
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Vintage Departures Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,212,615
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Raban lives in Seattle, Washington.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Seattle, Washington
Date of Birth:
June 14, 1942
Place of Birth:
Norfolk, England

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