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The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
     

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

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by Robert Lewis Taylor
 

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With more than one million copies in print since its first publication in 1959, this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic details the journey of 13-year-old Jaimie and his father from Kentucky to gold-rush California in 1849.

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With more than one million copies in print since its first publication in 1959, this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic details the journey of 13-year-old Jaimie and his father from Kentucky to gold-rush California in 1849.

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Library Journal
If Huck Finn had gone West during the Gold Rush and lived to tell about it, he might have sounded much like Jaimie McPheeters in describing his incredibly hazardous trek by wagon train to California in 1849. Jaimie shares the storytelling with his father, an intelligent Scottish doctor whose ebullient personality is only slightly undermined by a weakness for gambling and strong drink. Reader Michael Lee is totally convincing as he reproduces, first, the thick Scottish brogue of the father; and then, the excited innocence of 14-year-old Jaimie. This audiobook's appended afterword, citing the author's impeccable research, makes it clear why the book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1959. Like Lonesome Dove (Audio Reviews, LJ 2/15/93), another Pulitzer Prize winner, it transforms history into breathtaking adventure. Highly recommended.-- Jo Carr, Sarasota, Fla.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385422222
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
548
Sales rank:
275,292
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Lewis Taylor was a writer for The New Yorker for over twenty years. His novel, The Travels of Jamie McPheeters, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1959. His other works include the biography W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes and the novel Adrift in a Boneyard, among others.

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Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book at the age of 13 after watching the T.V. show starring Kurt Russell and Dan O'Herlihy. The book fascinated, educated, and enthralled me over the years. Each time I reread the novel, I came away with something new! It took almost 40 years for me to find a reprinting to replace my well-worn, pocket-sized copy. Give it a shot. It's a great read with truly endearing characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is this EBooks twenty bucks? I will check it out at the library rather than pay twenty bucks for an electronic version. Disappointed in you, B&N.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read but not equal to Lonesome Dove.
Anonymous 8 months ago