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The man who walked backward : an American dreamer's search for meaning in the Great Depression

Author: Ben Montgomery
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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From Pulitzer Prize finalist Ben Montgomery, the story of a Texas man who, during the Great Depression, walked around the world'backwards. Like most Americans at the time, Plennie Wingo was hit hard by the effects of the Great Depression. When the bank foreclosed on his small restaurant in Abilene, he found himself suddenly penniless with nowhere left to turn. After months of struggling to feed his family on wages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1019634559
Named Person: Plennie L Wingo; Plennie L Wingo
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Montgomery
ISBN: 9780316516044 031651604X 9780316438049 0316438049
OCLC Number: 1053589664
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Table of Contents; Dedication; Epigraph; Preface; Map; 1. Those Golden Days; 2. Doing Something; 3. Dirt Devils and Details; 4. Postcards and Publicity; 5. Where the Grass Grew the Thickest; 6. Round, Spinning; 7. Rubble and Race; 8. Standoff at the Red River; 9. Just Human, Same As You; 10. The Intent Is Sublime; 11. American Dream; 12. Bone Dry Forever; 13. Don't Stop; 14. An Ounce of Attention; 15. Are You Crazy?; 16. Mopery in the Second Degree; 17. Choices and Consequences; 18. Persevering Pedalist; 19. Bamboozled; 20. Reverse in Wedded State; 21. Vengeance. 22. Powder Keg23. Hinterlands; 24. A Year on Foot; 25. Murder Jail; 26. Going Back, Forward, Upright; 27. Lone Star; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; About the Author; Also by Ben Montgomery; Newsletter.
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Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, the story of a Texas man who, in 1931, set out to walk backwards around the world.  Read more...

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