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By Hampton Sides

ISBN-10: 1400033551

ISBN-13: 9781400033553

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

For greater than fifteen years, best-selling writer and historian Hampton facets has traveled generally around the continent exploring the the US that lurks simply at the back of the scrim of our mainstream tradition. Reporting for Outside, The New Yorker, and NPR, between different nationwide media, the award-winning journalist has confirmed a name not just as a wry observer of the modern American scene but in addition as one in every of our extra artistic and flexible practitioners of narrative non-fiction.

In those dozen items, gathered the following for the 1st time, aspects offers us a clean, beautiful, and from time to time startling the United States brimming with interesting subcultures and weird characters who may well dwell 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 a tremendous 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 direction of the historical Bataan demise March with veterans from aspects’ acclaimed WWII epic, Ghost Soldiers. aspects additionally examines the kingdom that has emerged from the ashes of September eleven, recounting the harrowing trips of 3 international alternate heart survivors and identifying on the final attainable minute to not "embed" at the Iraqi front-lines with the U.S. Marines. Americana offers us a gleaming mosaic of our state, in all its wild and poignant charm.

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