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The Resource Deep south : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux, (Large Print)

Deep south : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux, (Large Print)

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Deep south : four seasons on back roads
Title
Deep south
Title remainder
four seasons on back roads
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Paul Theroux
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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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Theroux, Paul
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • Theroux, Paul
  • Scenic byways
  • Seasons
  • Large type books
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Deep south : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux, (Large Print)
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn920454072
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
large print edition
Extent
769 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410484772
Isbn Type
(large print : hbk.)
Lccn
2015033716
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781410484772
  • (OCoLC)920454072
  • (Sirsi) b13648081
Label
Deep south : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux, (Large Print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn920454072
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
large print edition
Extent
769 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410484772
Isbn Type
(large print : hbk.)
Lccn
2015033716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410484772
  • (OCoLC)920454072
  • (Sirsi) b13648081

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