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by Harry I. Heller
 

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Adventures of a hitchhiker on a 12,000 mile journey across the U.S. in 1929.

After taking his exams for the New Jersey Bar, twenty-four year old Harry I. Heller set off on a hitchhiking cross-country adventure. Relying upon his wits and not his wallet, he traveled across the United States without paying a dime for transportation. In the days when a job paid one

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Adventures of a hitchhiker on a 12,000 mile journey across the U.S. in 1929.

After taking his exams for the New Jersey Bar, twenty-four year old Harry I. Heller set off on a hitchhiking cross-country adventure. Relying upon his wits and not his wallet, he traveled across the United States without paying a dime for transportation. In the days when a job paid one dollar and seventy five cents per day and seeing a movie cost ten cents, he hitchhiked his way from New Jersey to California. Among his many escapades, he got lost in the Yosemite Mountains, raced downhill in a moving van with burnt-out brakes, jumped on a speeding train, and climbed Pike's Peak on foot. This true coming-of-age tale shows the courage, fortitude, and determination of a young man following his dream and learning to rely solely on himself. Along the way, he offers a glimpse into our nation's past that will make readers nostalgic for this era and more appreciative of family, friends and home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780991465538
Publisher:
Orange Grove Press
Publication date:
08/15/2014
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Harry I. Heller graduated from Rutgers University and passed the New Jersey Bar exam in 1929. To celebrate, he hitchhiked cross-county, covering 12,000 miles without paying a cent for transportation. Thumbs Up is his account of this amazing journey. This book was edited by his daughter, multi-published author Nancy J. Cohen.

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