The Resource In America : travels with John Steinbeck, by Geert Mak ; translated from the Dutch by Liz Waters

In America : travels with John Steinbeck, by Geert Mak ; translated from the Dutch by Liz Waters

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In America : travels with John Steinbeck
Title
In America
Title remainder
travels with John Steinbeck
Statement of responsibility
by Geert Mak ; translated from the Dutch by Liz Waters
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green GMC pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans. The truck was named Rocinante after Don Quixote's horse, and Steinbeck was Cervantes' foolhardy knight. America was looking to the future, full of optimism and desperate to leave behind the troubles of past; Steinbeck, great chronicler of the ordinary working man, was starting to feel out of touch. As he said to a friend: 'I must see how the country looks and smells and sounds.' The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books. Half a century on, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck's home in his own Rocinante, with his wife and his sat-nav Sandy. Mile after mile, as he retraces Steinbeck's footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest, sits down to eat with farmers, workers, fisherman and teachers, stumbles across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, he searches for the roots of America and what remains of the restless, prosperous world Steinbeck describes. Part biography, part cultural history, In America asks how America has changed in the last 50 years; what's happened to Main Street, USA, and the American dream; and what do we, Europe and America, still have in common in the twenty-first century?
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UKMGB
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Mak, Geert
Dewey number
917.304932
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maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Waters, Liz
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  • Mak, Geert
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Social change
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
In America : travels with John Steinbeck, by Geert Mak ; translated from the Dutch by Liz Waters
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p.[523]-534) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
550 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846557033
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(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781846557033
  • 19001825
Label
In America : travels with John Steinbeck, by Geert Mak ; translated from the Dutch by Liz Waters
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p.[523]-534) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
550 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846557033
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781846557033
  • 19001825

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