Old Glory: A Voyage Down the Mississippi (MP3 CD)

Old Glory: A Voyage Down the Mississippi By Jonathan Raban, James Langton (Read by) Cover Image

Old Glory: A Voyage Down the Mississippi (MP3 CD)


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The author of Bad Land realizes a lifelong dream as he navigates the waters of the Mississippi River in a spartan sixteen-foot motorboat, producing yet another masterpiece of contemporary American travel writing.

In the course of his voyage, Raban records the mercurial caprices of the river and the astonishingly varied lives of the people who live along its banks. Whether he is fishing for walleye or hunting coon, discussing theology in Prairie Du Chien or race relations in Memphis, he is an expert observer of the heartland's estrangement from America's capitals of power and culture, and its helpless nostalgia for its lost past. Witty, elegiac, and magnificently erudite, Old Glory is as filled with strong currents as the Mississippi itself.

Product Details ISBN: 9798200956890
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: July 5th, 2022
Language: English