- Paperback: 427 pages
- Publisher: Avon Books; Reissue edition (June 1982)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380578859
- ISBN-13: 978-0380578856
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 49 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #274,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Nine Nations of North America Paperback – June, 1982
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He's used a combination of well-known regional names – Dixie, New England, Mexamerica, Quebec – and some more fanciful, evocative ones – the Empty Quarter (mountains and mining), Ecotopia (the West Coast, where environmentalism is huge), the Breadbasket (vast fields of corn and wheat), the Foundry (the industrial East), and the Islands (Miami and further south). Garreau's lively prose, combined with touches of wicked humor, is aptly described by the Detroit Free Press: "Could serve as a socio-political text book if it weren't so much fun to read." Dave Hickey, in the Texas Observer, wrote, "Home, in the twentieth century, is less where your heart is, than where you understand the sons-of-bitches."
No matter where in America you're from, you'll recognize your family and friends in these chapters. I've re-read this book several times over the years. I purchased this one as a gift for my brother.
This book is great homework for authors looking to set a story in a particularly region of the U.S. And it’s also invaluable for people who just want to see the big picture of what it’s really like to live in North America—it’s a distinctly different experience depending on what region you’re in. Different enough that the author’s title if a fair one.
This was one of the most imfluential books of my career. Joel Garreau had vision thirty years ago that stood the test of time.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Very accurate observations about cultural and economic trends in the different U.S. regions.It is well written and a very fun read.
I have to credit this book for my interest in demographics,trends and current events.
If that sounds like you then get ahold of this book.
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This book complements Collin Woodard's "American Nations" and "American Character" as well as David Hackett Fischer's "Albion's Seed.Read more