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The Resource Deep South : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux

Deep South : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux

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Deep South : four seasons on back roads
Title
Deep South
Title remainder
four seasons on back roads
Statement of responsibility
Paul Theroux
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked. Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America--the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It's these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux's keen traveler's eye. On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road 'the plantation.' He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families--the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without. From the writer whose 'great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself--and thus, to challenge us' (Boston Globe), Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
975
Index
index present
LC call number
F216.2
LC item number
.T45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Deep South : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904755965
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780544323520
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015006631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904755965
Label
Deep South : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904755965
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780544323520
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015006631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904755965

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