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Sea to Shining Sea: People, Travels, Places
     

Sea to Shining Sea: People, Travels, Places

by Berton Roueche
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this collection of pieces from the New Yorker, Roueche (The Medical Detectives, etc.) takes us on memorable journeys here and abroad. There is a cross-country trip aboard Amtrak, a hazardous canoe voyage with Eskimos in the Bering Sea, another down the Mississippi on a giant tow. Roueche runs a whitewater stream in the Ozarks, follows the lone physician of Jal, N.M., on a day's rounds and reports on urban development in Portland, Ore. The descriptions of his European travels, by train and canal barge, are evocative enough to rouse a restless feeling in travel-minded readers. Back home, he describes the aftermath of a storm and tells what it is like to live without electricity. Three pieces written more than 30 years agoabout a Shaker community, Sag Harbor and Amagansettshow their age; but the remaining ones, about people, travel and places, are delightful. January 23
Library Journal - Library Journal
One of our best travel writers ( Special Places: in search of small town America ) presents pieces on travels in a variety of ways to a variety of places between 1946 and 1985. The majority are from the 1970s and 1980s. We visit wealthy wheat-country Kansas; a small-town, isolated New Mexican doctor; the last surviving Shakers in Mt. Lebanon, New York; and Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, and France via train. If that seems too tame, then we can accompany Roueche on a towboat ride down the Mississippi River and on a dangerous , icy canoe trip with Eskimos from mainland Alaska to King Island. His description of Portland, Oregon demands that the reader visit; that of a tourist barge trip in France entices more than travelogues. Roueche doesn't merely tell about his trips, he takes us along. Highly recommended. Roger W. Fromm, Bloomsburg Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380702657
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1987
Pages:
288

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