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Heat Moon, William Least

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Works: 72 works in 276 publications in 4 languages and 21,444 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Local history  Anecdotes  Biography  Photographs‡vAerial  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Classifications: E169.Z8, 917.304927
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Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,164 libraries worldwide
An illustrated history of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who set out from a camp just upstream from St. Louis in 1804 at the request of President Thomas Jefferson, to search for the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean
Columbus in the Americas by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,419 libraries worldwide
"Was Christopher Columbus an inspired explorer and brilliant navigator whose daring voyages proved the naysayers wrong - or was he a misinformed dreamer who succeeded by luck and never understood the true nature of his discovery? Was he a man of his time whose behavior should not be judged by modern standards - or a ruthless conquistador whose brutality and greed shocked even some of his contemporaries and laid the groundwork for genocide?" "In Columbus in the Americas, the author of Blue Highways and River-Horse creates a finely detailed portrait of the most famous and controversial explorer in history. Quoting liberally from what remains of Columbus's logs and other firsthand accounts, William Least Heat-Moon takes you aboard the three tiny vessels as they set out on the voyage that would change the world forever. He recreates the anxiety of their first Atlantic crossing, explains the errors in Columbus's belief that he could reach the Far East by sailing west, and gives detailed accounts of his dealings with the Tainos, the first Native Americans Columbus met."--Jacket
The red couch by Kevin Clarke( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
This land is your land : across America by air by Marilyn Bridges( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
An aerial photographer who has explored ancient cultures around the world for more than a decade, Marilyn Bridges has now focused her attention on a subject no less intriguing: the grandeur of America. In the book's Essay by acclaimed writer William Least Heat-Moon, and the Afterword by Bridges, we are given insight into the photographer's working process and the inspiration behind her images
Blue highways revisited by Edgar I Ailor( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
"In 1978, William Least Heat-Moon made a 14,000-mile journey on the back roads of America, visiting 38 states along the way. In 1982, the popular Blue Highways, which chronicled his adventures, was published. Three decades later, Edgar Ailor III and his son, Edgar IV, retraced and photographed Heat-Moon's route, culminating in Blue Highways Revisited, released for publication on the thirtieth anniversary of Blue Highways. A foreword by Heat-Moon notes, 'The photographs, often with amazing accuracy, capture my verbal images and the spirit of the book. Taking the journey again through these pictures, I have been intrigued and even somewhat reassured that America is changing not quite so fast as we often believe. The photographs, happily, reveal a recognizable continuity -- but for how much longer who can say -- and I'm glad the Ailors have recorded so many places and people from Blue Highways while they are yet with us.' Through illustrative photography and text, Ailor and his son capture once more the local color and beauty of the back roads, cafes, taverns, and people of Heat-Moon's original trek"--Book dust-jacket
An Osage journey to Europe, 1827-1830 : three French accounts by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
"In 1827 six Osage people--four men and two women--traveled to Europe escorted by three Americans. Their visit was big news in France, where three short publications about the travelers appeared almost immediately. Virtually lost since the 1830s, all three accounts are gathered, translated, and annotated here for the first time in English. Among the earliest writings devoted to Osage history and culture, these works provide unique insights into Osage life and especially into European perceptions of American Indians. Translated by [William Least] Heat-Moon and James K. Wallace, the three featured texts are surprisingly accurate as basic descriptions of Osage history, geography, and lifeways. The French authors, influenced by racist and sexist expectations, misinterpreted some of the behaviors they describe. But they also dismiss rumors of cannibalism among the Osages and observe that "the behavior of some whites . . . was not conducive to giving the Indians a favorable opinion of white morality." -- Publisher website
Blue highways : a journey into America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
33 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Forfatteren følger sine indianske forfædres spor gennem det glemte Amerika
Strade blu : un viaggio dentro l'America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in Italian and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Writing Blue highways : the story of how a book happened by William Least Heat Moon( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper--the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revisions, the depressing string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Along the way, he traces the hard lessons learned and offers guidance to aspiring and experienced writers alike
Nikawa : diario di bordo di una navigazione attraverso l'America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 32 libraries worldwide
A voyage across America. In the authors most impressive journey ever, he sets off aboard a small boat he named Nikawa from the Atlantic at New York Harbor in hopes of entering the Pacific near Astoria, Oregon
Prateria : una mappa in profondità by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in Italian and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The four seasons of Kansas by Daniel D Dancer( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
"Daniel Dancer moves through the four seasons, capturing first the vast, spare grandeur of prairie and sky, then focusing closer to illuminate the more intimate pieces of the Kansas landscape - the icy fur of a buffalo in winter, a solitary gravestone nearly overgrown by prairie grass. Season by season, he uncovers the uncomplicated, subtle beauty of the state." "Introducing each section of the book is an aerial photograph of an earthwork by crop artist Stan Herd. By plowing and planting various crops, Herd transformed a field into the image of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflower Still Life. Dancer's camera captures Herd's earthwork as it changes color and fullness through spring, summer, and fall, and is blanketed by snow in winter." "This revised edition features a new preface, four new seasonal essays, and eleven new photographs replacing those found in the original 1988 edition."--Jacket
Blauwe wegen : een ontdekkingsreis door Amerika by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in Dutch and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Ervaringen die de auteur opdeed tijdens een autorit kriskras door de V.S., op zoek naar de erfenis van de Indiaanse cultuur en geschiedenis
Le strade per quoz : in giro per l'America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 16 libraries worldwide
PrairyErth : (a deep map) by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Three months on the New York Times bestseller list, PrairyErth is now in paperback. Robert Penn Warren pronounced Heat-Moon's Blue Highways "a masterpiece." Now Heat-Moon has pulled to the side of the road and set off on foot to take readers on an exploration of time and space, landscape and history in the Flint Hills of central Kansas
Prairy Erth by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
River horse : a voyage across America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
In RIVER-HORSE, the preeminent chronicler of American back roads -- who has given us the classics BLUE HIGHWAYS and PRAIRYERTH -- recounts his singular voyage on American waters from sea to sea. Along the route, he offers a lyrical and ceaselessly fascinating shipboard perspective on the country's rivers, lakes, canals, and towns. Brimming with history, drama, humor, and wisdom, RIVER-HORSE belongs in the pantheon of American travel literature. In his most ambitious journey ever, Heat-Moon sets off aboard a small boat he named Nikawa ("river horse" in Osage) from the Atlantic at New York Harbor in hopes of entering the Pacific near Astoria, Oregon. He and his companion, Pilotis, struggle to cover some five thousand watery miles -- more than any other cross-country river traveler has ever managed -- often following in the wakes of our most famous explorers, from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark. En route, the voyagers confront massive floods, submerged rocks, dangerous weather, and their own doubts about whether they can complete the trip. But the hard days yield up incomparable pleasures: strangers generous with help and eccentric tales, landscapes unchanged since Sacagawea saw them, riverscapes flowing with a lively past, and the growing belief that efforts to protect our lands and waters are beginning to pay off. And, throughout its course, the expedition enjoys coincidences so breathtaking as to suggest the intervention of a divine and witty Providence. Teeming with humanity and high adventure, Heat-Moon's account is an unsentimental and original arteriogram of our nation at the edge of the millennium. Masterly in its own right, RIVER-HORSE, when taken with BLUE HIGHWAYS and PRAIRYERTH, forms the capstone of a peerless and timeless trilogy
Classical mythology in the poetry of Robert Herrick by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Prairyerth by William Least Heat Moon( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Three essays by Bill McKibben( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Heat Moon, William Least 1939-
Least Heat-Moon William
Least Heat-Moon, William 1939-
Moon, William Heat Least.
Moon William Least Heat-
Moon, William Least Heat 1939-
Trogdon William
Trogdon, William 1939-
Trogdon, William Lewis
Trogdon, William Lewis 1939-
ヒート=ムーン, ウィリアム・リースト
Languages
English (201)
Italian (22)
Japanese (6)
Dutch (5)
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