A Walk Across America
Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country.
"I started out searching for myself and my country," Peter Jenkins writes, "and found both." In this timeless classic, Jenkins describes how disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. His experiences remain as sharp and telling today as they were twenty-five years ago -- from the timeless secrets of life, learned from a mountain-dwelling hermit, to the stir he caused by staying with a black family in North Carolina, to his hours of intense labor in Southern mills. Many, many miles later, he learned lessons about his country and himself that resonate to this day -- and will inspire a new generation to get out, hit the road and explore.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Little_Girl_Blue - LibraryThing
Heartfelt and poignant at times, this tale is a true journey of the heart and soul, as well as the man. What makes this story interesting are the people Peter Jenkins encounters on his walk. In each ... Read full review
A glimpse of 70s AmericaUser Review - earthwoman55 - Overstock.com
This book was tremendous! It gave a clear view what it was like in the early 70s...a time of indecisiveness and self discovery. I know! The author and I grew up in the same time frame! The most ... Read full review
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