Old Glory: An American Voyage

Old Glory: An American Voyage

by Jonathan Raban

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Old Glory: An American Voyage 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: 9780060974800
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/1992
Edition description: 1st HarperPerennial ed
Pages: 416

About the Author

¿The appearance of a new book by Jonathan Raban is a bit like the arrival of an unheralded comet," Michael Thompson-Noel of The Financial Times once observed. "The heavens gently part and suddenly, here in orbit, shimmering with novelty, is a distinguished newcomer from an unimagined world.¿


Seattle, Washington

Date of Birth:

June 14, 1942

Place of Birth:

Norfolk, England

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