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The Resource The longest road : overland in search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean, Philip Caputo

The longest road : overland in search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean, Philip Caputo

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The longest road : overland in search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean
Title
The longest road
Title remainder
overland in search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean
Statement of responsibility
Philip Caputo
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Language
eng
Summary
  • One of America's most respected writers takes an epic journey across America, Airstream in tow, and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it is large. Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a question began to take shape: How does the United States, peopled by every race on earth, remain united? Caputo resolved that one day he'd drive from the nation's southernmost point to the northernmost point reachable by road, talking to everyday Americans about their lives and asking how they would answer his question. So it was that in 2011, in an America more divided than in living memory, Caputo, his wife, and their two English setters made their way in a truck and classic trailer (hereafter known as "Fred" and "Ethel") from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, covering 16,000 miles. He spoke to everyone from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a Native American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he found is a story that will entertain and inspire readers as much as it informs them about the state of today's United States, the glue that holds us all together, and the conflicts that could cause us to pull apart.--Publisher's description
  • Traces the author's 2011 road trip from the southernmost to the northernmost points of the United States to experience firsthand the country's diversity and political tensions in the face of a historic economic recession
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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The longest road : overland in search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean, Philip Caputo
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Map on lining papers
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8ocm11597627
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780805094466
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012050451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The longest road : overland in search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean, Philip Caputo
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8ocm11597627
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780805094466
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012050451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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