The Americans

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Scalo, 1959 - Photography - 179 pages
11 Reviews
Previously published in 1959, Frank's most famous and influential photography book contained a series of deceptively simple photos that he took on a trip through America in 1955 and 1956. These pictures of everyday people still speak to us today, 40 years and several generations later.

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User Review  - Leah Coffin - Goodreads

I could have done without the Jack Kerouac intro that seems more about itself than the photos. The photos themselves are amazing, though. Read full review

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User Review  - Mi - Goodreads

This book, which serves as a time machine of some sorts. Takes the reader to a time and place barely recognizable in today's America. One of the striking things about this book is the sometimes desolate barrenness of the landscape captured in haunting black and white. Read full review

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About the author (1959)

Robert Frank, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist, family therapist, and assistant professor of psychology at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois. His dyslexia was undiagnosed until graduate school. He is married and the father of two children.

Jack Kerouac's (1922-1969) "On the Road" was published in 1957, six years after its completion. It went on to become a bestseller and is considered the quintessential statement of the 1950's literary movement known as the Beat Generation. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Kerouac did stints at Columbia University, in the Navy and in the Merchant Marine before meeting Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady, who would influence the rest of his life and his writing. Kerouac died in St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of forty-seven.

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