Majic Bus : An American Odyssey

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1994-07-01
  • Publisher: Anchor
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Professor Brinkley arranged to teach a six-week experimental class aboard a sleeper bus. The class would visit 30 states and ten national parks. They would read 12 books by American writers. Driven by Brinkley's energetic prose, "The Majic Bus" is a spirited travelogue of their unique experience.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
There is No Truth But in Transit: The Making of "An American Odyssey"p. 12
Frank Perugi and His "Majic Bus"p. 34
Virginia Is for Lovers of Thomas Jefferson and Sam Shepardp. 60
In Thomas Wolfe Country with Georgia on Our Mindsp. 81
Back from the Wind: Atlanta and New Orleansp. 103
Into the Mississippi Deltap. 130
Chicago: Our Kind of Townp. 153
From Lincoln's Springfield to Truman's Independencep. 171
William S. Burroughs and the Sunflower Statep. 202
The New Age, Buddhism, and Boulderp. 222
The Rocky Mountains and Mesa Verde National Parkp. 250
Billy the Kid, D. H. Lawrence, and the Land of Enchantmentp. 277
Fifteen Minutes of Fame, Route 66, and the Grand Canyonp. 312
Slot Machines and Neon Lights in the Mojave Desertp. 332
Santa Barbara and Carmel (Or, Looking for Clint Eastwood in Steinbeck Country)p. 356
San Francisco: The Gold and White Acropolisp. 384
Redwood Battles, Bigfoot, Paul Bunyan, and Earthquakesp. 407
Further with Ken Kesey and Bob Dylan in the Grunge Beltp. 426
The Badlands, Black Hills, and Cattle Brandingp. 453
Afterwordp. 484
Acknowledgmentsp. 493
Selected Bibliographyp. 498
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