Americana: Dispatches from the New Frontier

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Product Details
Price
$19.00  $17.67
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781400033553

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About the Author
HAMPTON SIDES is the author of The New York Times bestselling histories On Desperate Ground, In the Kingdom of Ice, Hellhound on his Trail, Blood and Thunder, and Ghost Soldiers, which won the PEN USA Award for Nonfiction. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Reviews
"This may be the best road trip you'll ever take--full of strange vision, hilarious detours, and sudden beauty in unlikely places." --Burkhard Bilger, staff writer at The New Yorker

"'The ancient boyhood impulse to Get In, ' as Hampton Sides puts it, fuels this rollicking book. An entertaining investigative trek through parts both familiar and strange." --Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead

"Hampton Sides's America is a flabbergasting place. Funny but never at the expense of his subjects, wise but not wiseass, Sides seeks out decidedly non-average Americans who dig themselves deep into things." --Mary Roach, author of Stiff

"This is a dream adventure you'll likely never get; fortunately, Sides has been there. Wry, exuberant, and always compassionate, Americana is pure pleasure." --Doug Stanton, author of In Harm's Way

"Inside this riveting collection we find a country of hotly competing tribes encamped on the headlands of a still undefinable frontier. These incisive and often humorous stores comprise the vanguard of a new literature about America and its vast complexities." --Michael Paterniti, author of Driving Mr. Albert