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The longest road : overland in search of America from Key West to the Arctic Ocean  Cover Image Book Book

The longest road : overland in search of America from Key West to the Arctic Ocean / Philip Caputo.

Caputo, Philip, (author.).

Summary:

Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a question began to take shape: How does the United States, peopled by every race on earth, remain united? Caputo resolved that one day he'd drive from the nation's southernmost point to the northernmost point reachable by road, talking to everyday Americans about their lives and asking how they would answer his question. So it was that in 2011, in an America more divided than in living memory, Caputo, his wife, and their two English setters made their way in a truck and classic trailer (hereafter known as "Fred" and "Ethel") from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, covering 16,000 miles. He spoke to everyone from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a Native American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he found is a story that will entertain and inspire readers as much as it informs them about the state of today's United States, the glue that holds us all together, and the conflicts that could cause us to pull apart.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805094466
  • ISBN: 0805094466
  • Physical Description: 304 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Map on lining papers.
Formatted Contents Note:
Southern Cross -- In the heart of the Heartland -- Ocian in view -- Northern lights.
Subject: Caputo, Philip > Travel > United States.
Caputo, Philip.
Caputo, Philip > Travel > United States.
National characteristics, American.
Manners and customs.
National characteristics, American.
Social conditions.
Travel.
National characteristics, American.
United States > Description and travel.
United States > Biography.
United States > Social life and customs > 21st century.
United States > Social conditions > 21st century.
United States.
United States > Description and travel.
United States > Biography.
United States > Social life and customs > 21st century.
United States > Social conditions > 21st century.
Genre: Biography.

Available copies

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Homer Public Library.

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Homer Public Library 973.93 CAP (Text) 000103321 Nonfiction Available -
Homer Public Library AK 973.93 CAP (Text) 000103760 Alaskana -- Nonfiction Available -


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