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Man & horse : the long ride across America

Author: John Egenes
Publisher: [Dunedin, New Zealand] : Delta Vee, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"In 1974 a disenfranchised young man from a broken home set out to do the impossible. John Egenes saddled his horse Gizmo and started down the trail on an adventure across the North American continent. Their seven month journey took them across 11 states from California to Virginia, ocean to ocean. As they left the pressing confinement of the city behind them, the pair experienced the isolation and loneliness of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: John Egenes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Egenes
ISBN: 9780473407940 0473407949
OCLC Number: 1005081885
Description: 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Man and horse
Responsibility: John Egenes.

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"In 1974 a disenfranchised young man from a broken home set out to do the impossible. John Egenes saddled his horse Gizmo and started down the trail on an adventure across the North American continent. Their seven month journey took them across 11 states from California to Virginia, ocean to ocean. As they left the pressing confinement of the city behind them, the pair experienced the isolation and loneliness of the southwestern desert, the vastness of the prairie, and the great landscapes that make up America. Across hundreds of miles of empty land they slept with coyotes and wild horses under the stars, and in urban areas they camped alone in graveyards and abandoned shacks. Along the way John and Gizmo were transformed from inexperienced horse and rider to veterans of the trail. With his young horse as his spiritual guide John slowly began to comprehend his own place in the world in a search to find peace within himself. Full of heart and humor, Egenes serves up a tale that's as big as the America he witnessed - an America that no longer exists - on a journey that could only have been experienced step by step, mile by mile, from the view between a horse's ears"--Back cover.

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