Hampton Sides's Americana: Dispatches From the New Frontier PDF

By Hampton Sides

ISBN-10: 030742474X

ISBN-13: 9780307424747

Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . .Mormon archaeologists. . . Spelling bee prodigies…

For greater than fifteen years, best-selling writer and historian Hampton aspects has traveled extensively around the continent exploring the the US that lurks simply in the back of the scrim of our mainstream tradition. Reporting for outdoor, the recent Yorker, and NPR, between different nationwide media, the award-winning journalist has confirmed a name not just as a wry observer of the modern American scene but additionally as one among our extra artistic and flexible practitioners of narrative non-fiction.

In those dozen items, accumulated the following for the 1st time, aspects offers us a clean, attractive, and from time to time startling the United States brimming with attention-grabbing subcultures and weird characters who may possibly dwell nowhere else. Following aspects, we crash the redwood retreat of an obvious cabal of fabulously robust military-industrialists, drop in at the Indy 500 of bass fishing, and sign up for an incredible techno-rave on the lip of the Grand Canyon. We meet a various gallery of yank visionaries— from the impossibly perky founding father of Tupperware to Indian radical Russell capacity to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. We retrace the direction of the ancient Bataan loss of life March with veterans from Sides’ acclaimed WWII epic, Ghost squaddies. facets additionally examines the state that has emerged from the ashes of September eleven, recounting the harrowing trips of 3 international alternate middle survivors and identifying on the final attainable minute to not "embed" at the Iraqi front-lines with the U.S. Marines. Americana provides us a glowing mosaic of our kingdom at the present time, in all its wild and poignant charm.

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