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Title:Blue Highways
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Back Bay Books
ISBN:0316353299
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Number of Pages:428
Category:Non fiction, Travel, Memoir, Adventure, Biography

Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Blue Highways Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing i Blue Highways i is an unforgettable journey along our nation s backroads b William Least Heat Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about those little towns that get on the map if they get on at all only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill Remote Oregon Simplicity Virginia New Freedom Pennsylvania New Hope Tennessee Why Arizona Whynot Mississippi His adventures his discoveries and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience

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Columbus in the Americas, Writing BLUE HIGHWAYS: The Story of How a Book Happened, Celestial Mechanics: A Tale for a Mid-Winter Night, Blue Highways, Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey, William Least Heat Moon, Interview, Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road, River-Horse, PrairyErth (A Deep Map), An Osage Journey to Europe, 1827-1830: Three French Accounts
In six Osage people four men and two women traveled to Europe escorted by three Americans Their visit was big news in France where three short publications about the travelers appeared almost immediately Virtually lost since the s all three accounts are gathered translated and annotated here for the first time in English Among the earliest writings devoted to Osage history and culture these works provide unique insights into Osage life and especially into European perceptions of American Indians br br William Least Heat Moon s introduction poignantly tells of people leaving one alien nation the United States to visit an even more alien culture an ocean away In France the Osages found themselves lionized as noble savages They went to the theater rode in a hot air balloon and even had an audience with the king of France Many Europeans ogled them as if they were exhibits in a freak show As the entourage moved through Belgium Holland Germany Switzerland and Italy interest in the Osages declined Soon they were reduced to begging in the suburbs of Paris without the means to return home br br Translated by Heat Moon and James K Wallace the three featured texts are surprisingly accurate as basic descriptions of Osage history geography and lifeways The French authors influenced by racist and sexist expectations misinterpreted some of the behaviors they describe But they also dismiss rumors of cannibalism among the Osages and observe that the behavior of some whites was not conducive to giving the Indians a favorable opinion of white morality br br i An Osage Journey to Europe i offers scholars and general readers both a compelling story and a singular glimpse into nineteenth century cultural exchange, b Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing i Blue Highways i is an unforgettable journey along our nation s backroads b br William Least Heat Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about those little towns that get on the map if they get on at all only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill Remote Oregon Simplicity Virginia New Freedom Pennsylvania New Hope Tennessee Why Arizona Whynot Mississippi br His adventures his discoveries and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience, b On the Road Again b br There s no shortage of th century literature about traveling across America in a car Even William Least Heat Moon author of i River Horse i wrote a nonfiction work about his search in a beat up Ford for himself and America i Blue Highways i br br But not since the th century adventures of Mark Twain as told in i Life on the Mississippi i have readers had the chance to vicariously take a journey across America by water rather than by road i River Horse i a voyage across America s waterways is a return to a bygone literary tradition Following in the footsteps of America s greatest explorers from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark Heat Moon traveled around the waterways of America in a foot cruiser boat called Nikawa Osage for river horse br br Heat Moon covers plus miles in four months departing from Astoria New York and completing his journey in Astoria Oregon i River Horse i completes Heat Moon s trilogy of explorations of America and the American people which he began with i Blue Highways i and i Prairyerth i, About a quarter century ago a previously unknown writer named William Least Heat Moon wrote a book called i Blue Highways i Acclaimed as a classic it was a travel book like no other Quirky discursive endlessly curious Heat Moon had embarked on an American journey off the beaten path Sticking to the small places via the small roads those colored blue on maps he uncovered a nation deep in character story and charm br Now for the first time since i Blue Highways i Heat Moon is back on the backroads ROADS TO QUOZ is his lyrical funny and touching account of a series of American journeys into small town America