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Travels with Charley - 50 years later,
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This review is from: Dogging Steinbeck: Discovering America and Exposing the Truth about 'Travels With Charley' (Kindle Edition)
I was searching travel books on Amazon and Dogging Steinbeck, by Bill Steigerwald, caught my eye. I have been reading Travels with Charley off an on most of my life not realizing that it was actually a fictionalized version of Steinbeck's 10,000 mile drive around America. Mr. Steigerwald has done an excellent job of uncovering the real story in his book and I found it to be rather exciting to "watch" the story unfold. Especially, when Mr. Steigerwald finds the original manuscript at the Mellon Library in NY. If you are a fan of TWC you will enjoy this well researched book. It didn't ruin my view of TWC at all, but reminded me of why I fell in love with the book in the first place, it captured my imagination. Mr. Steigerwald's book Dogging Steinbeck, adds another rich layer to American travel writing from a journalist's perspective.