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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: University of Missouri; First Edition, 1st Edition edition (May 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826219691
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826219695
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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         “For three decades, it has been our honor to publish William Least-Heat Moon's Blue Highways. The Ailors' Blue Highways Revisited is a spectacular companion piece to that American classic. Their photos are breathtaking, perfectly synchronized not just to Heat Moon's American odyssey, but our deepest need to see the world anew. I've read Blue Highways a dozen times, and yet it is now, thanks to this beautiful, heartfelt volume, that I feel I've most closely connected with it. Blue Highways Revisited is a magnificent celebration—and worthy of magnificent celebration itself.”—Geoff Shandler, Editor in Chief, Little, Brown and Company

 

 
            “Blue Highways evoked powerful images through words, and now we get to see the pictures. Like America, much has changed, and like America, much has not. Either way, these photos and commentary show the fragile beauty of our land, the unending cycles of life, the indomitable passage of time. This book is as richly revealing of America, today, as was William Least Heat-Moon’s spirited story three decades ago.”—Tim Palmer, award-winning author and photographer of Rivers of America and Trees and Forests of America

 



“Blue Highways evoked powerful images through words, and now we get to see the pictures. Like America, much has changed, and like America, much has not. Either way, these photos and commentary show the fragile beauty of our land, the unending cycles of life, the indomitable passage of time. This book is as richly revealing of America, today, as was William Least Heat-Moon’s spirited story three decades ago.”—Tim Palmer, award-winning author and photographer of Rivers of America and Trees and Forests of America

About the Author

Edgar I. Ailor III began his photography career on a high school yearbook staff. With a camera always nearby, he honed his skills through several decades of practicing otolaryngology. On retirement in March of 2005 he started Ailor Fine Art Photography in Columbia, Missouri, with Edgar I. Ailor IV.

 

Edgar I. Ailor IV was born to the flash of a camera and he quickly learned no milestone was complete without photographic documentation – so his love for photography began at an even younger age than his father’s. Edgar IV and his family settled in Schenectady, New York, where he worked for several years serving youth through not-for-profits before forming his own company, Ailor Photography New York.

 

          The Ailors’ portfolio of Blue Highways Revisited images was accepted in 2011 as one of a hundred worldwide photography projects for the Santa Fe Review, a prestigious juried review with participants from thirteen countries and twenty-three states.

 

 

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This is one book I can, and do, recommend highly to fellow travelers past, present, and future.
HSH
Having read Least-Moon's "Blue Highways" years ago and sharing his love of backroads travel, I looked forward to this book.
nmw
The pictures are beautiful and it is so interesting to see what the places and people look like now.
Mary C

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By HSH on September 9, 2012
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Having read William Least Heat-Moon's book "Blue Highways" more than once...and having been lucky enough to have actually traveled on most of the same roads, it is a great pleasure to now have the pictorial companion book "Blue Highways Revisited" by Edgar I. Ailor III in my posession. OMG, what a joy to look at the beautiful photography as I read both books at the same time is simply magical!
"Blue Highways Revisited" awakens a passion rearly felt by looking at so called "Coffee Table Books." To be virtually transported to other places and times once visited is simply breathtaking!
This is one book I can, and do, recommend highly to fellow travelers past, present, and future. By all means have "Blue Highways Revisited" and "Blue Highways" on your book shelf.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By nmw on November 7, 2012
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Having read Least-Moon's "Blue Highways" years ago and sharing his love of backroads travel, I looked forward to this book. It met expectations. Updates on both people and structures which Least-Moon visited decades ago were interesting and entertaining. An enjoyable read!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By LDP54 on December 20, 2012
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Gave this as a birthday present to a son who still had his copy of the original book. He was in awe. Told him he had to loan it back to me some day so that I can really see it.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Linda Lohse-Lange on June 6, 2013
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This fulfilled all my expectations by presenting photos then and now of William Least Heat-Moon's classic road trip. Yes, there are shots of the van, his ledger, the people with whom he spoke, and the road, buildings, & landscapes of Blue Highways. Writers will appreciate photos of his typewriter & first drafts as well as his forward. The stunningly captured images piqued my wanderlust while simultaneously assuaging my desire to hit the road. If Blue Highways moved you, you need Blue Highways Revisited.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John W. Humphrey on September 13, 2013
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It was so great to read the book and being able tomake references to the same place in Blue Highways concurrently.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ann Maxwell on August 29, 2013
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This was a beautiful book and was a perfect follow-on to Heat-Moon's book. I especially enjoyed reading it as I read Blue Highways at the same time. In addition to the beautiful photographs, it was an interesting "rest of the story" to the original book. I highly recommend this book....but read Blue Highways too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary C on May 24, 2013
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The concept for this book is amazing--to retrace William Least Heat-Moon's journey and take pictures of all the places in Blue Highways, but now over 30 years later! The pictures are beautiful and it is so interesting to see what the places and people look like now. The book is almost impossible to put down. I loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deltenney on April 13, 2013
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This is a beautifully compiled book comparing "then with now" and revisits some interesting rural landscapes and historical places; the Ailors have simply enhanced the original with their follow-up trip and commentary. I purchased this book as a gift to my daughter whose maiden name is "Ailor" and it turned out to be the perfect choice. Would highly recommend the book as a coffee table book or a gift for someone who loves Americana.
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Edgar I. Ailor III began his photography career on a high school yearbook staff. With a camera always nearby, he honed his skills through several decades of practicing otolaryngology. On retirement in March of 2005 he started Ailor Fine Art Photography in Columbia, Missouri, with Edgar I. Ailor IV.

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