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The lost continent : travels in small town America, Bill Bryson

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The lost continent : travels in small town America
Title
The lost continent
Title remainder
travels in small town America
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Bill Bryson
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Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after ten years in England he decided to go home -- to a foreign country. In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America. From the Deep South to the Wild West, from Elvis' birthplace through to Custer's Last Stand, Bryson visits places he re-named Dullard, Coma and Doldrum (so the residents don't sue or come after him with baseball bats). But his hopes of finding the American dream end in a nightmare of greed, ignorance and pollution. This is a wickedly witty and savagely funny assessment of a country lost to itself -- and to him
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  • Bryson, Bill
  • Cities and towns
  • United States
  • United States
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The lost continent : travels in small town America, Bill Bryson
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341 p.
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9780060920081
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The lost continent : travels in small town America, Bill Bryson
Publication
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9780060920081

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