A Walk Across America

Download or Read eBook A Walk Across America PDF written by Peter Jenkins and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2001-09-18 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Walk Across America

Book Synopsis A Walk Across America by : Peter Jenkins

Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country. "I started out searching for myself and my country," Peter Jenkins writes, "and found both." In this timeless classic, Jenkins describes how disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. His experiences remain as sharp and telling today as they were twenty-five years ago -- from the timeless secrets of life, learned from a mountain-dwelling hermit, to the stir he caused by staying with a black family in North Carolina, to his hours of intense labor in Southern mills. Many, many miles later, he learned lessons about his country and himself that resonate to this day -- and will inspire a new generation to get out, hit the road and explore.

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  • Total Pages – 308
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780060959555
  • ISBN-13 – 006095955X

The Walk West

Download or Read eBook The Walk West PDF written by Peter Jenkins and published by . This book was released on 1985 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Walk West

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Walking to Listen

Download or Read eBook Walking to Listen PDF written by Andrew Forsthoefel and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2017-03-07 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Walking to Listen

Book Synopsis Walking to Listen by : Andrew Forsthoefel

A memoir of one young man’s coming of age on a journey across America--told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the way. Life is fast, and I’ve found it’s easy to confuse the miraculous for the mundane, so I’m slowing down, way down, in order to give my full presence to the extraordinary that infuses each moment and resides in every one of us. At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel headed out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn’t know how. So he decided to take a cross-country quest for guidance, one where everyone he met would be his guide. In the year that followed, he faced an Appalachian winter and a Mojave summer. He met beasts inside: fear, loneliness, doubt. But he also encountered incredible kindness from strangers. Thousands shared their stories with him, sometimes confiding their prejudices, too. Often he didn’t know how to respond. How to find unity in diversity? How to stay connected, even as fear works to tear us apart? He listened for answers to these questions, and to the existential questions every human must face, and began to find that the answer might be in listening itself. Ultimately, it’s the stories of others living all along the roads of America that carry this journey and sing out in a hopeful, heartfelt book about how a life is made, and how our nation defines itself on the most human level.

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  • Total Pages – 403
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781632867001
  • ISBN-13 – 1632867001

Along the Edge of America

Download or Read eBook Along the Edge of America PDF written by Peter Jenkins and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1997 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Along the Edge of America

Book Synopsis Along the Edge of America by : Peter Jenkins

From America's favorite traveler, the sights, sounds, and people of America's Gulf Coast.

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  • Total Pages – 324
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  • ISBN-10 – 0395877377
  • ISBN-13 – 9780395877371

A Walk in the Woods

Download or Read eBook A Walk in the Woods PDF written by Bill Bryson and published by Anchor Canada. This book was released on 2012-05-15 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Walk in the Woods

Book Synopsis A Walk in the Woods by : Bill Bryson

God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

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  • Total Pages – 416
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780385674546
  • ISBN-13 – 0385674546