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OLD GLORY: AN AMERICAN VOYAGE 1982 Jonathan Raban Softcover Near Fine
By Raban, Johnathan
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New York, Penguin Books, 1982. 409 pp, maps. Used paperback. Near Fine. 

The exhilarating account of the author's journey down the Mississippi. The voyage began in September 1979 in a 16' boat on a 3 month, 2000 mile trip down the Mississippi, from Minneapolis to New Orleans. The author envelops us totally in his journey, giving us a strong, rich sense of history, of people, and of tradition that is resistant to change. He takes us to pig roasts, to church on Sunday, to sleazy bars, to a state fair that will linger in our memory, and he reveals the people he meets along the way in encounters that are both tragic and comic. Map of voyage on 4 pages in front of book. 

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