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Driving home : an American journey

Author: Jonathan Raban
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Spanning two decades, Driving Home charts a course through the Pacific Northwest, American history, and current events as witnessed by "a super-sensitive, all-seeing eye." (Newsweek). Frank, witty, and provocative, Driving home is part essay collection, part diary--and irresistibly insightful about America's character, contradictions, and idiosyncrasies.
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Named Person: Jonathan Raban; Jonathan Raban; Jonathan Raban; Jonathan Raban
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Raban
ISBN: 9780307379917 0307379914
OCLC Number: 753864392
Notes: Originally published: London : Picador, 2010.
Description: 496 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Readings --
Driving home --
Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi" --
Philip Larkin --
I'm heaven --
Mississippi water --
On the waterfront --
Julia's city --
Why travel? --
The waves --
Walden-on-Sea --
Last call of the wild --
Seagoing --
Homesteading --
Keeping a notebook --
Julia and Hawaii --
The turbulent deep --
White warfare --
The unsettling of Seattle --
The last harpoon --
Battleground of the eye --
The strange last voyage of Donald Crowhurst --
"Gipsy moth" circles the world --
Too close to nature? --
A tragic grandeur --
Surveillance society --
September 11: the price we've paid --
Guantánamo Bay --
A postregional city --
Indian country --
The curse of the sublime --
Good news in bad times --
I'm for Obama --
Going, going, gone --
An Englishman in America --
Second nature --
Cyber city --
An American in England --
Cut, kill, dig, drill --
ELection night 2008 --
The golden trumpet --
Metronaturals --
American pastoral --
At the Tea Party.
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Spanning two decades, Driving Home charts a course through the Pacific Northwest, American history, and current events as witnessed by "a super-sensitive, all-seeing eye." (Newsweek). Frank, witty, and provocative, Driving home is part essay collection, part diary--and irresistibly insightful about America's character, contradictions, and idiosyncrasies.

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