Two English folks and four Americans tour Montana, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania in what becomes a journey of discovery about themselves and their nations. Nine-Eleven and the 2003 Iraq War changes all, dividing friend from friend, nation from nation.
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Travels in A Land That Once Was America based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is a retrospective by an Englishman of a tour with American friends round Montana and the shores of Lake Erie. Description of sights, events and personal encounters is coloured with understated socio-political comment, often so understated that it is merely implied by the choices of descriptive text, allowing readers to interact from our own life experiences. The end of the book brings us up to date with the author's pain and confusion at the abrupt cutting off of contact by most of his American friends in the paranoia after 9/11.
This is an interesting and absorbing read in that, unlike say, Bill Brysons view of America, Delgardo seeks out the spirit and heart of the people as well as the beauty that is America. This makes for a refreshing journey although a sad outcome. Well worth a look though.