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Following the Wrong God Home: Footloose in an American Dream (Outdoor Lives)

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Clive Scott Chisholm wryly describes himself as a “fugitive from the American Dream.” A displaced Canadian and a legally “registered alien,” Chisholm set out from his home in upstate New York in 1985 to discover the origins of that dream. In Following the Wrong God Home, he recounts his personal odyssey, describing the people he encountered and the unforgettable stories they told.

Chisholms solo journey on foot from the Missouri River to Salt Lake City retraced the 1,100-mile trek of nineteenth-century Mormon pioneers. In this account, he juxtaposes that Mormon search for the dream of “community” against the modern search for the American dream of “individuality,” muses over how much and how little things have changed in the century-and-a-half since 1847, and creates a narrative informed by the American dreamers he came across from Omaha to Salt Lake City.

About the Author

Clive Scott Chisholm (1936-2007) was an associate professor and former head of the Department of Communication at Utah State University. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in numerous journals. William Kittredge is the award-winning author of several books, including A Hole in the Sky: A Memoir, and most recently, The Next Rodeo: New and Selected Essays.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803224315
Author:
Chisholm, Clive Scott
Publisher:
Bison Books
Introduction by:
Kittredge, William
Introduction:
Kittredge, William
Author:
Kittredge, William
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
History
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Outdoor Lives
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 line drawing, 2 maps
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Reference » Words Phrases and Language
Travel » North America » United States » Western States
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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