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The Longest Road

Overland In Search Of America From Key West To The Arctic Ocean

By Philip Caputo

In The Longest Road, one of America’s most respected writers takes an epic journey across America, Airstream in tow, and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it is large.

Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a question began to take shape: How does the United States, peopled by every race on earth, remain united? Caputo resolved that one day he’d drive from the nation’s southernmost point to the northernmost point reachable by road, talking to everyday Americans about their lives and asking how they would answer his question.

So it was that in 2011, in an America more divided than in living memory, Caputo, his wife, and their two English setters made their way in a truck and classic trailer (hereafter known as “Fred” and “Ethel”) from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, covering 16,000 miles. He spoke to everyone from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a Native American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he found is a story that will entertain and inspire readers as much as it informs them about the state of today’s United States, the glue that holds us all together, and the conflicts that could cause us to pull apart.

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Book

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  • 973.93 Cap, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780805094466


Format: Book
Author: Caputo, Philip
Summary: Traces the author's 2011 road trip from the southernmost to the northernmost points of the United States to experience firsthand the country's diversity and political tensions in the face of a historic economic recession.
Title: The longest road : overland in search of America from Key West to the Arctic Ocean / Philip Caputo.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Subject: Caputo, Philip -- Travel -- United States. National characteristics, American United States -- Description and travel United States -- Biography United States -- Social life and customs -- 21st century. United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Isbn: 9780805094466 (hbk.) 0805094466 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 973.93 Cap
Oclc: 811597627
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Bib Id: 441798

Format: Book
Author: Caputo, Philip
Summary: One of America's most respected writers takes an epic journey across America, Airstream in tow, and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it is large. Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a question began to take shape: How does the United States, peopled by every race on earth, remain united? Caputo resolved that one day he'd drive from the nation's southernmost point to the northernmost point reachable by road, talking to everyday Americans about their lives and asking how they would answer his question. So it was that in 2011, in an America more divided than in living memory, Caputo, his wife, and their two English setters made their way in a truck and classic trailer (hereafter known as "Fred" and "Ethel") from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, covering 16,000 miles. He spoke to everyone from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a Native American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he found is a story that will entertain and inspire readers as much as it informs them about the state of today's United States, the glue that holds us all together, and the conflicts that could cause us to pull apart.--Publisher's description.
Summary: Traces the author's 2011 road trip from the southernmost to the northernmost points of the United States to experience firsthand the country's diversity and political tensions in the face of a historic economic recession.
Title: The longest road : overland in search of America from Key West to the Arctic Ocean / Philip Caputo.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Description: 304 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Subjects: Caputo, Philip -- Travel -- United States.
Subjects: National characteristics, American
Subjects: United States -- Description and travel
Subjects: United States -- Biography
Subjects: United States -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Subjects: United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Notes: Map on lining papers.
LCCN: 2012050451
ISBN: 9780805094466 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0805094466 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 973.93 Cap