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Roads: Driving America's Greatest Highways

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ISBN13: 9780684868851
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As he crisscrosses America — driving in search of the present, the past, and himself — Larry McMurtry shares his fascination with this nation's great trails and the culture that has developed around them.

Ever since he was a boy growing up in Texas only a mile from Highway 281, Larry McMurtry has felt the pull of the road. His town was thoroughly landlocked, making the highway his "river, its hidden reaches a mystery and an enticement. I began my life beside it and I want to drift down the entire length of it before I end this book."

In Roads, McMurtry embarks on a cross-country trip where his route is also his destination. As he drives, McMurtry reminisces about the places he's seen, the people he's met, and the books he's read, including more than 3,000 books about travel. He explains why watching episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show might be the best way to find joie de vivre in Minnesota; the scenic differences between Route 35 and I-801; which vigilantes lived in Montana and which hailed from Idaho; and the history of Lewis and Clark, Sitting Bull, and Custer that still haunts Route 2 today.

As it makes its way from South Florida to North Dakota, from eastern Long Island to Oregon, Roads is travel writing at its best.

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As he crisscrosses America--driving in search of the present, the past, and himself--western chronicler Larry McMurtry shares his fascination with this nation's great trails and the culture that has developed around them.

About the Author

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

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Robert Schindler, February 12, 2009 (view all comments by Robert Schindler)
A disappointment; the author, brilliant as he usually is, doesn't seem to have any purpose or direction in the book, and unfortunately doesn't even seem to have any interest in the travel itself. This will not be a classic travel book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684868851
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Location:
New York
Subject:
Roads
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Automobile travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
United States Description and travel.
Subject:
Roads -- United States.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 01-3213V/H
Publication Date:
June 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 7.56 oz

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