Blue Highways: A Journey into America (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Apr 3, 2012 - Travel - 420 pages
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Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.
  

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Gorgeous storytelling. - Goodreads
felt like I traveled with the writer... - Goodreads
The research and added historical detail is well done. - Goodreads
... it retains it's poignancy and readability. - Goodreads
It's a great travel writing. - Goodreads
Didn't like his writing style or the subject matter. - Goodreads

Review: Blue Highways (The Travel Trilogy #1)

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Really interesting road trip book. Fun to read about all of the adventures William has and the off-the-beaten-path places that he visits. Similar to Steinbeck's Travels with Charley Read full review

Review: Blue Highways (The Travel Trilogy #1)

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Read it years ago and now for a book group. Have been many places that he visited and was fun to travel along with him only 40 years later. Read full review

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Preview of Roads to Quoz
Also by William Least HeatMoon
Praise for William Least HeatMoons Blue Highways
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About the author (2012)

William Least Heat-Moon is the author of the bestselling classics Roads to Quoz, Blue Highways, River Horse, and PrairyEarth. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.

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