Americana: Dispatches From the New Frontier by Hampton Sides

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 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 outdoor, the recent 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 certainly one of our extra artistic and flexible practitioners of narrative non-fiction.

In those dozen items, gathered right here for the 1st time, aspects provides us a clean, appealing, and now and then startling the US brimming with attention-grabbing subcultures and weird characters who might 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 subscribe to an incredible techno-rave on the lip of the Grand Canyon. We meet a various gallery of yank visionaries— from the impossibly perky founding father of Tupperware to Indian radical Russell capability to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. We retrace the path of the ancient 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 exchange heart survivors and determining 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 at the present time, in all its wild and poignant charm.

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