Blue Highways: A Journey into America (Google eBook)

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Hachette Digital, Inc., 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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I found this on a list of the best travel writing. - Goodreads
A book club selection, the only reason I stuck with it. - Goodreads
A tremendous achievement in insight and observation. - Goodreads
Gorgeous storytelling. - Goodreads
When he speaks of himself I find it hard to read. - Goodreads
The research and added historical detail is well done. - Goodreads

Review: Blue Highways (The Travel Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Martin J Frankson - Goodreads

The most poetic and enigmatically and beautifully written travelogues ever written. The author documents his journey criss crossing the continental USA in his simple van, traversing only the 'blue ... Read full review

Review: Blue Highways (The Travel Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Lucander - Goodreads

Not as good as I hoped for, but a summer road trip was the right time to take this off the shelf and check it out. There are some witty observations and memorable passages, but this is a book where ... Read full review

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Preview of Roads to Quoz
Also by William Least HeatMoon
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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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