The majic bus: an American odyssey

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Hartcourt Brace, 1993 - Education - 513 pages
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In response to a student's question, history professor Douglas Brinkley formed a new kind of history course. Seventeen students were selected to join the maiden voyage of Hofstra University's traveling classroom in a course called "An American Odyssey: Art and Culture Across America". The roving classroom visited 30 states on a sleeper bus over a six-week period in a unique learning expedition. 20 photos.

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User Review  - LesaHolstine - LibraryThing

One of the best books I've read. A historian takes a group of college students around the country, visiting sites connected with American history and literature. Read full review

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User Review  - bostonian71 - LibraryThing

Overall, an interesting account of Brinkley's "on the road" undergraduate seminar. At times, though, I wished the reader got to spend more time with the students. When it was just Brinkley talking, I ... Read full review


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Patricia Daniels is an author and editor for National Geographic who has written, edited, or contributed to books on history, science, and geography, most recently the "National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space." She lives in State College, Pennsylvania.
Stephen G. Hyslop has been a writer and editor for Time-Life Books and National Geographic, as well as author of "Bound for Santa Fe" and "Chroniclers of Indian Life." He lives in Virginia.
Douglas G. Brinkley is the director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization and Professor of History at Tulane University. He authored two "New York Times" Best Sellers: "Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War" and "Voices of Valor: D-Day; June 6, 1944." He is the official historian for "NBC News." Dr. Brinkley is contributing editor for the "Los Angeles Times Book Review" and "American Heritage" and a contributor to the "New York Times"and "The New Yorker.

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