Travels with Charley in Search of America

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 9780140187410
Total Pages : 244 pages
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Book Synopsis Travels with Charley in Search of America by : John Steinbeck

Download or read book Travels with Charley in Search of America written by John Steinbeck and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1997-04-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers A Penguin Classic In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York. Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by Jay Parini. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947-1962 (LOA #170)

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Publisher : Library of America John Steinb
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Total Pages : 1016 pages
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Download or read book John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947-1962 (LOA #170) written by John Steinbeck and published by Library of America John Steinb. This book was released on 2007-02-15 with total page 1016 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Library of American completes its authoritative four-volume John Steinbeck edition with this collection of the later works of an American master. It includes "The Wayward Bus," published in 1947 and spans his works through his last published book, 1962Us "Travels with Charley."

Dogging Steinbeck

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Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 13 : 9781481078764
Total Pages : 0 pages
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Book Synopsis Dogging Steinbeck by : Bill Steigerwald

Download or read book Dogging Steinbeck written by Bill Steigerwald and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2012-12-14 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Steinbeck falsified his trip. I am delighted that you went deep into this." -- Paul Theroux, Author of "Deep South" and "The Tao of Travel""No book gave me more of a kick this year than Bill Steigerwald's investigative travelogue 'Dogging Steinbeck.'" -- Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.com"... a wry, wistful, but never angry tale about a great literary deception that lasted way too long." -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"... an idol-slaying travelogue of truth.' -- Shawn Macomber, The Weekly StandardFirst journalist Bill Steigerwald took John Steinbeck's classic "Travels With Charley" and used it as a map for his own cross-country road trip in search of America. Then he proved Steinbeck's iconic nonfiction book was a 50-year-old literary fraud. A true story about the triumph of truth.Bill Steigerwald had a brilliant plan for showing how much America has changed in the last half century -- or so he thought. He'd simply retrace the 10,000-mile route John Steinbeck took around the USA in 1960 for his beloved bestseller "Travels With Charley." Then he'd compare the America he saw with the country Steinbeck described in his classic road book. But when the intrepid ex-newspaperman from Pittsburgh started researching Steinbeck's trip he uncovered a shocking literary scoop. Steinbeck's iconic nonfiction book was a fraud. "Travels With Charley" was not just full of fiction. It was a deceptive and dishonest account of the great novelist's actual road trip. Steigerwald made his own road trip exactly 50 years after Steinbeck did. Chasing and fact-checking Steinbeck's ghost for 11,276 miles and 43 days, meeting hundreds of ordinary Americans, often sleeping in the back of his car in Wal-Mart parking lots, he drove from Maine to California to Texas. Despite the Great Recession and national headlines dripping with gloom and doom, Steigerwald discovered an America along the Steinbeck Highway that was big, empty, rich, safe, clean, prosperous and friendly. He didn't just reaffirm his faith in America to withstand the long train of abuse from Washington and Wall Street, however. He also exposed the half-century-old myths of "Travels With Charley," ruffled the PhDs of the country's top Steinbeck scholars and forced "Charley's" publisher to finally tell the truth. Steigerwald is a well-traveled journalist and veteran libertarian columnist. With the spirit of a teenage driver, a dogged pursuit of the facts and a refreshing point of view about America proudly located in the heart of Flyover Country not Manhattan, he spins the story of his ride with Steinbeck's ghost into a provocative, news-making and entertaining American road book.('Travels With Charley' timeline and more at www.truthaboutcharley.comMore Praise & Critiques"I still believe John Steinbeck is one of America's greatest writers and I still love 'Travels With Charley, ' be it fact or fiction or, as Bill Steigerwald doggedly proved, both. While I disagree with a number of Steigerwald's conclusions, I don't dispute his facts. He greatly broadened my understanding of Steinbeck the man and the author, particularly during his last years. And, whether Steigerwald intended it or not, in tracking down the original draft of 'Travels With Charley' he made a significant contribution to Steinbeck's legacy. "Dogging Steinbeck" is a good honest book."-- Curt Gentry, Author of "Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders" (with Vincent Bugliosi)I wanted ... first to express my personal admiration for the job you did. Second to tell you that you became a kind of a journalistic hero in my travel-story about Steinbeck, because you did such fantastic detailed research on the subject, and you did it alone, in sometimes-difficult circumstances.- Geert Mak, Dutch journalist/historian and author of "In America: Travels With John Steinbeck"

Travels with Max

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Publisher : Max Marketing
ISBN 13 : 0615378021
Total Pages : 279 pages
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Download or read book Travels with Max written by Gregory Zeigler and published by Max Marketing. This book was released on 2010-07-29 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Travels With Max: In Search of Steinbeck's America Fifty Years Later e-book version.

In America

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Publisher : Random House
ISBN 13 : 0099578735
Total Pages : 562 pages
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Book Synopsis In America by : Geert Mak

Download or read book In America written by Geert Mak and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-11-19 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans.The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books. Half a century on, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck's home. Mile after mile, as he retraces Steinbeck's footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest and stumbles across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, Mak searches for the roots of America and what remains of the world Steinbeck describes. How has America changed in the last fifty years; what remains of the American dream; and what do Europe and America now have in common?

The Camper Book

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Publisher : Chicago Review Press
ISBN 13 : 1613738234
Total Pages : 208 pages
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Book Synopsis The Camper Book by : Dave Hoekstra

Download or read book The Camper Book written by Dave Hoekstra and published by Chicago Review Press. This book was released on 2018-06-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Camper Book will captivate all those who dream of waving good-bye to the rat race from the window of their own moveable home, be it a camper, RV, travel trailer, camper van, or tiny camper. Not just for placid retirees anymore, camper culture has sprung up among simplicity-seeking millennials, retro-loving "glampers," sports and movie stars, aging hippies, contract workers, "road-schoolers," and others. Award-winning journalist Dave Hoekstra hit the road in his own custom camper van, named Bluebird, to explore the history, culture, subcultures, and future of camper life. Traveling and talking his way through US campsites, RV parks, landmarks, and communities, Hoekstra draws out revealing stories from all walks of life—from Americans who are downsizing material goods while upsizing spiritual pursuits to RV enthusiasts such as Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Prine and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon. A modern-day Studs Terkel, Hoekstra provides a delightful mix of oral history, in-depth reporting, and practical information, while photographer Jon Sall's beautiful color photographs illuminate the unique people, places, and rigs that typify camper life.

Through Painted Deserts

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Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN 13 : 1418578908
Total Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Through Painted Deserts written by Donald Miller and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2005-08-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Hello Girls

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
ISBN 13 : 0674237439
Total Pages : 401 pages
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Book Synopsis The Hello Girls by : Elizabeth Cobbs

Download or read book The Hello Girls written by Elizabeth Cobbs and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2019-04-13 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France to help win World War I. Elizabeth Cobbs reveals the challenges these patriotic young women faced in a war zone where male soldiers resented, wooed, mocked, saluted, and ultimately celebrated them. Back on the home front, they fought the army for veterans’ benefits and medals, and won.

Working Days

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 9780140144574
Total Pages : 244 pages
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Download or read book Working Days written by John Steinbeck and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1990-12-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion. The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.

Steinbeck

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 9780140042887
Total Pages : 932 pages
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Download or read book Steinbeck written by John Steinbeck and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1989-04-01 with total page 932 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Surely his most interesting, plausibly his most memorable, and . . . arguably his best book" —The New York Times Book Review For John Steinbeck, who hated the telephone, letter-writing was a preparation for work and a natural way for him to communicate his thoughts on people he liked and hated; on marriage, women, and children; on the condition of the world; and on his progress in learning his craft. Opening with letters written during Steinbeck's early years in California, and closing with a 1968 note written in Sag Herbor, New York, Steinbeck: A Life in Letters reveals the inner thoughts and rough character of this American author as nothing else has and as nothing else ever will. "The reader will discover as much about the making of a writer and the creative process, as he will about Steinbeck. And that's a lot." —Los Angeles Herald-Examiner "A rewarding book of enduring interest, this becomes a major part of the Steinbeck canon." —The Wall Street Journal