GHOST RIDERS; TRAVELS WITH AMERICAN NOMANDS, Grant
TRAVEL WITH AMERICAN NOMANDS
Book in English
Language - English
Publisher - Little Brown
Publication Date - 2003
Format - Hardback
Pages - 311
Condition - Good -
Richard Grant has never spent more than twenty-two consecutive nights under the same roof. Motivated partly by his own wanderlust and partly by his realisation that America is a land populated by wanderers, he set out to test his theory. AMERICAN NOMADS is the extraordinary result. 'Freedom is impossible and meaningless within the confines of sedentary society, the only true freedom is the freedom to cross the land, beholden to no one'. Grant follows the trails of the first European to wander across the American West (a failed conquistador); joins a group of rodeo-competing cowboys (and gets thrown by a mechanical bull); tells the story of the vanishing nomadic Indians and links up with 300,000 'gerito gypsies' - old people who live and travel in their RVs (Recreational Vehicles).
'When all is said and done, there are two types of men: those who stay at home and those who do not' Kipling. This is the story of those that 'did not' who are populated - and are still travelling - in America.
Erudite & street-smart... that rare thing: a travel writer who not only amuses & informs but also reappraises a well trodden landscape with brio & originality (MAIL ON S.)
Fascinating . . . [Grant] brings to light a range of darkly romantic wanderers who strayed from the American mainstream while exemplifying the American Dream (OBSERVER *)
....the freshest travel book on the US in a long time & one of the best short entrees to its history & culture (TLS)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Richard Grant is a freelance British travel writer based in Arizona. He was born in Malaysia, lived in Kuwait as a boy and then moved to London. He went to school in Hammersmith and received a history degree from University College, London. After graduation he worked as a security guard, a janitor, a house painter and a club DJ before moving to America where he lived a nomadic life in the American West, eventually settling in Tucson, Arizona, as a base from which to travel. He supported himself by writing articles for Men's Journal, Esquire and Details, among others.
Oferty sponsorowane, które mogą Cię zainteresować
Dostawa i płatność
Dostawa i płatność
- pytanie do sprzedającego
- eng*********@********* (pokaż)
- 662 *** *** (pokaż)
Informacje o sprzedającym
Zachęcam do polubienia i śledzenia naszej strony na Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnglishBooks4You/
- Książki wysyłamy od Poniedziałku do Piątku w ciągu 24 godzin od wpłaty
- Ocena stanu książek:
- Very Good - Above average condition with only slight signs of usage.
- Good - Shows some signs of wear, may have an inscription or library markings inside but is in otherwise good intact condition.
- Acceptable - Well used with no loose or missing pages, suitable for someone simply looking for a copy to read.