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American ramble : a walk of memory and renewal

Neil King (Author), George Hamilton (Illustrator)
"A stunning, revelatory memoir about a 330-mile walk from Washington, D.C., to New York City--an unforgettable pilgrimage to the heart of America across some of our oldest common ground. Neil King Jr's desire to walk from Washington, D.C., to New York City began as a whim and soon became an obsession. Determined to rediscover what matters in life and to see our national story with new eyes, Neil turned north with a small satchel on his back and one mission in mind: To pay close attention to the land he crossed and the people he met. The journey travels deep into America's past and present, uncovering forgotten pockets and overlooked people. By turns amusing, inspiring, and sublime, American Ramble offers an exquisite account of personal and national renewal--an indelible study of our country as we've never seen it before"--Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
First edition View all formats and editions
Mariner Books, New York, 2023
ix, 354 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
9780358701491, 035870149X
The pre-amble
Time and the river
The parables
Bolts of beauty
Walking the line
Two tracks taken
The memory boom
Thunderbird, walking man
Doughface, meet Clubfoot
Renewing your mind
A martyrs mirror
Year of the destroying angels
Road to Yellow Springs
One winter long ago
The eyes of God
The second naivete
The founding tools
Sauntering ones
Crossing the river
The heart of Amazonia
Cresting the great mound
Pushing at the matrix
Rapture on the Bayonne Bridge
Angel of the waters
The post-amble