9780060959555

A Walk Across America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060959555

  • ISBN10:

    006095955X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/15/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Talkin' by a Wood Stove
1(7)
Mount California
8(17)
Walking into the Country
25(12)
A New Nikon
37(8)
Thanksgiving and Five Red Apples
45(14)
Homer's Mountain
59(16)
The Code
75(4)
Fifteen Big-man Burgers
79(6)
Real High
85(11)
The Dark Black Shadow
96(4)
Delirious
100(4)
Hanging Hill
104(9)
Smokey Hollow
113(21)
Lemm and Preacher
134(7)
Sweet Milk, Booze and Lightning
141(9)
The Pigpen
150(4)
Locomotive's Coming!
154(8)
Pau Pau
162(13)
The Blue-eyed Dane
175(10)
The Farm
185(14)
Down a Deer Trail
199(5)
The Water Truck
204(7)
TAA
211(8)
Shelby County
219(7)
``The Guv-na''
226(8)
Miss Margaret and M.C.
234(11)
Mobile
245(5)
The Revival
250(13)
The Gulf of Mexico
263(4)
Holding Hands
267(24)
Afterword 291

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