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By Hampton Sides

Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . .Mormon archaeologists. . . Spelling bee prodigies…

For greater than fifteen years, best-selling writer and historian Hampton aspects has traveled broadly around the continent exploring the the United States that lurks simply in the back of the scrim of our mainstream tradition. Reporting for out of doors, the hot Yorker, and NPR, between different nationwide media, the award-winning journalist has proven a name not just as a wry observer of the modern American scene but additionally as one among our extra creative and flexible practitioners of narrative non-fiction.

In those dozen items, gathered the following for the 1st time, facets supplies us a clean, eye-catching, and every now and then startling the United States brimming with interesting subcultures and peculiar characters who may perhaps reside nowhere else. Following facets, we crash the redwood retreat of an obvious cabal of fabulously robust military-industrialists, drop in at the Indy 500 of bass fishing, and sign up for an immense techno-rave on the lip of the Grand Canyon. We meet a various gallery of yankee visionaries— from the impossibly perky founding father of Tupperware to Indian radical Russell skill to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. We retrace the course of the old Bataan dying March with veterans from Sides’ acclaimed WWII epic, Ghost squaddies. aspects additionally examines the state that has emerged from the ashes of September eleven, recounting the harrowing trips of 3 international alternate middle survivors and identifying on the final attainable minute to not "embed" at the Iraqi front-lines with the U.S. Marines. Americana supplies us a glowing mosaic of our nation this present day, in all its wild and poignant charm.

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Americana: Dispatches From the New Frontier

Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . . Mormon archaeologists. . . Spelling bee prodigies…

For greater than fifteen years, best-selling writer and historian Hampton aspects has traveled extensively around the continent exploring the the USA that lurks simply in the back of the scrim of our mainstream tradition. Reporting for outdoor, the hot Yorker, and NPR, between different nationwide media, the award-winning journalist has validated a name not just as a wry observer of the modern American scene but additionally as one in every of our extra artistic and flexible practitioners of narrative non-fiction.

In those dozen items, accrued the following for the 1st time, aspects supplies us a clean, appealing, and from time to time startling the USA brimming with attention-grabbing subcultures and peculiar characters who may perhaps stay nowhere else. Following aspects, we crash the redwood retreat of an obvious cabal of fabulously strong military-industrialists, drop in at the Indy 500 of bass fishing, and sign up for an immense techno-rave on the lip of the Grand Canyon. We meet a various gallery of yankee visionaries— from the impossibly perky founding father of Tupperware to Indian radical Russell capacity to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. We retrace the course of the historical Bataan demise March with veterans from Sides’ acclaimed WWII epic, Ghost squaddies. facets additionally examines the state that has emerged from the ashes of September eleven, recounting the harrowing trips of 3 international exchange heart survivors and finding out on the final attainable minute to not "embed" at the Iraqi front-lines with the U. S. Marines. Americana offers us a glowing mosaic of our nation this present day, in all its wild and poignant charm.

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