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Author Raban, Jonathan.

Title Driving home [OverDrive/Libby electronic resource] an American journey / Jonathan Raban.

Edition First American edition.
Publication Info. New York : Pantheon Books, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (496 pages)
Note Originally published: London : Picador, 2010.
Contents Readings -- Driving home -- Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi" -- Philip Larkin -- I'm heaven -- Mississippi water -- On the waterfront -- Julia's city -- Why travel? -- The waves -- Walden-on-Sea -- Last call of the wild -- Seagoing -- Homesteading -- Keeping a notebook -- Julia and Hawaii -- The turbulent deep -- White warfare -- The unsettling of Seattle -- The last harpoon -- Battleground of the eye -- The strange last voyage of Donald Crowhurst -- "Gipsy moth" circles the world -- Too close to nature? -- A tragic grandeur -- Surveillance society -- September 11: the price we've paid -- Guantánamo Bay -- A postregional city -- Indian country -- The curse of the sublime -- Good news in bad times -- I'm for Obama -- Going, going, gone -- An Englishman in America -- Second nature -- Cyber city -- An American in England -- Cut, kill, dig, drill -- ELection night 2008 -- The golden trumpet -- Metronaturals -- American pastoral -- At the Tea Party.
Summary Spanning two decades, Driving home charts a course through the Pacific Northwest, American history, and current events as witnessed by "a super-sensitive, all-seeing eye." (Newsweek). Frank, witty, and provocative, Driving home is part essay collection, part diary--and irresistibly insightful about America's character, contradictions, and idiosyncrasies.
Subject Raban, Jonathan -- Travel -- United States.
Raban, Jonathan -- Homes and haunts -- United States.
Raban, Jonathan -- Knowledge -- United States.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Travel -- United States.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Homes and haunts -- United States.
United States -- Description and travel.
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Raban, Jonathan. Driving home. 1st American ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2010 9780307379917 (DLC) 2010054090 (OCoLC)694394337
ISBN 9780307906885 (electronic bk.)
0307906884 (electronic bk.)
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