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Two roads to Dodge City : two colorful English writers, father and son, chronicle their wonderful journeys across America

Author: Nigel Nicolson; Adam Nicolson
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1987]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Two Roads to Dodge City offers a vividly fresh look at today's Americans and their ways, by two gifted observers--father and son. This portrait of the country and its people from coast to coast is revealing, understanding, entertaining, and full of surprises. Nigel, the father, starts in Miami, driving in easy stages with stops in small towns and large cities up the coast to Canada, then down the middle of the  Read more...
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Nicolson, Nigel.
Two roads to Dodge City.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1987
(OCoLC)568725455
Named Person: Nigel Nicolson; Adam Nicolson; Adam Nicolson; Nigel Nicolson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Nicolson; Adam Nicolson
ISBN: 0060390646 9780060390648
OCLC Number: 14967069
Notes: "A Cornelia & Michael Bessie book."
Includes index.
Description: xii, 291, [1] pages : maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Nigel and Adam Nicolson.

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Two Roads to Dodge City offers a vividly fresh look at today's Americans and their ways, by two gifted observers--father and son. This portrait of the country and its people from coast to coast is revealing, understanding, entertaining, and full of surprises. Nigel, the father, starts in Miami, driving in easy stages with stops in small towns and large cities up the coast to Canada, then down the middle of the country to New Orleans, and up to his rendezvous with Adam. Thanks to his frequent visits to the States and his fame as a writer, he has easy access to the grand houses as well as the modest, to leaders of society, government, business, academia, as well as folks in towns and roadside stops. Son Adam, not yet thirty, but already author of several books--one of which, Frontiers, won the 1986 Somerset Maugham Award--wanders a lower road from Los Angeles through San Francisco, Oregon, Idaho, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Santa Fe, and Wyoming. A tall, unmistakably upper-class Englishman, he has an uncanny gift for swiftly striking up acquaintance with any kind and age of man or woman. His California, for example, has an astonishing freshness, and his experiences with the young and wild, the comfy and the raunchy, the settled and the nomadic, are a joy to share. The diversity of the Nicholsons' adventures and views, together with the affection, argument, and mutual stimulus which link them across the ever-narrowing 3,000-mile gap, combine to make this an unusual and exciting book.

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