A Walk Across America

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Harper Collins, Sep 18, 2001 - History - 320 pages
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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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User 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 America

User 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

Contents

TALKIN BY A WOOD STOVE
1
MOUNT CALIFORNIA
8
WALKING INTO THE COUNTRY
25
A NEW NIKON
37
THANKSGIVING AND FIVE RED APPLES
45
HOMERS MOUNTAIN
59
THE CODE
75
FIFTEEN BIGMAN BURGERS
79
LOCOMOTIVES COMING
154
PAU PAU
162
THE BLUEEYED DANE
175
THE FARM
185
DOWN A DEER TRAIL
199
THE WATER TRUCK
204
TAA
211
SHELBY COUNTY
219

REAL HIGH
85
THE DARK BLACK SHADOW
96
DELIRIOUS
100
HANGING HILL
104
SMOKEY HOLLOW
113
LEMM AND PREACHER
134
SWEET MILK BOOZE AND LIGHTNING
141
THE PIGPEN
150
THE GUVNA
226
MIss MARGARET AND M C
234
MOBILE
245
THE REVIVAL
250
THE GULF OF MEXICO
263
HOLDING HANDS
267
AFTERWORD
291
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About the author (2001)

Peter Jenkins is the author of The Walk West, Along the Edge of America, Across Chinaand Looking for Alaska.

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