Old Glory: A Voyage Down the Mississippi

Old Glory: A Voyage Down the Mississippi

by Jonathan Raban
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Old Glory: A Voyage Down the Mississippi by Jonathan Raban

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: 9780307791627
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/25/2011
Series: Vintage Departures
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 747,310
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jonathan Raban lives in Seattle, Washington.

Hometown:

Seattle, Washington

Date of Birth:

June 14, 1942

Place of Birth:

Norfolk, England

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