Dizzying Heights: The Aspen Novel

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Dec 8, 2009 - Fiction - 584 pages
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Imagine that these airy United States sit on a point of balance that is their center of population. A cosmic ball bearing. At the start of the republic, the fulcrum lodged somewhere north of Philadelphia, tucked snug against the coast, and the continent sloped off gently to the Pacific. Slowly that fulcrum rolls westward, until one day, in late September toward the end of the last century, it finds perfect equilibrium. On that day the continent balances straight even, a day, you may remember, of warm breezes, when every love discovered is eternal and every duffer's putt runs plumb and true. But the giant steel ball continues to edge westward, and the nation tilts now on an easterly slope. When that happens, Horace Greeley's ghost fluffs his pillow and shifts in his sleep, and the quicksilver that is Opportunity begins to run upstream, pooling in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains....
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
2
Section 3
18
Section 4
33
Section 5
46
Section 6
66
Section 7
93
Section 8
113
Section 18
331
Section 19
348
Section 20
367
Section 21
401
Section 22
428
Section 23
453
Section 24
478
Section 25
500

Section 9
139
Section 10
167
Section 11
188
Section 12
211
Section 13
225
Section 14
251
Section 15
252
Section 16
269
Section 17
294
Section 26
516
Section 27
534
Section 28
535
Section 29
552
Section 30
570
Section 31
573
Section 32
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