In this humorous, pungent and lyrical memoir, a world-weary veteran war correspondent, and early Baby Boomer, shifts gears and sets out on a year-long road trip across the USA to discover a land he hardly knew. Travel 40,000 miles along forgotten back roads, through cycles of the season, and into a spectacular wilderness of towering mountains, rugged canyons, volcanic landscapes, petrified forests, sun-savaged deserts, and ancestral homes of the Apache, Hopi, and Navajo. Past and present play against one another in flashbacks to seminal moments in the author's personal and professional life which inexorably led to the decision to seek out the land of his birth as the autumn of his years closed in around him.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)|
About the Author
An award-winning journalist, Thompson has also taught mass communications at the university-level in his native North Carolina, wrote a newspaper column, and is a gallery-exhibited fine arts photographer. The Agora Gallery in New York City wrote his photography “reverberates with emotional content, as well as the full measure of the aesthetic experience.”