Ghost Riders: Travels with American Nomads
Richard Grant has never spent more than twenty-two consecutive nights under the same roof. Motivated partly by his own wanderlust and partly by his realisation that America is a land populated by wanderers, he set out to test his theory. AMERICAN NOMADS is the extraordinary result. 'Freedom is impossible and meaningless within the confines of sedentary society, the only true freedom is the freedom to cross the land, beholden to no one'. Grant follows the trails of the first European to wander across the American West (a failed conquistador); joins a group of rodeo-competing cowboys (and gets thrown by a mechanical bull); tells the story of the vanishing nomadic Indians and links up with 300,000 'gerito gypsies' - old people who live and travel in their RVs (Recreational Vehicles).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cwflatt - LibraryThing
Some people are "Born Under a Wondering Star" or with itchy feet that have to me on the move. More power to them, they will see more of the world than I ever will. Read full review
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This book was so fascinating, I must have about half the bibliography on the small room floor, waiting to be read. Read full review