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A Walk Across America Paperback – September 1, 2001
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Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country.
"I started out searching for myself and my country," Peter Jenkins writes, "and found both." In this timeless classic, Jenkins describes how disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. His experiences remain as sharp and telling today as they were twenty-five years ago -- from the timeless secrets of life, learned from a mountain-dwelling hermit, to the stir he caused by staying with a black family in North Carolina, to his hours of intense labor in Southern mills. Many, many miles later, he learned lessons about his country and himself that resonate to this day -- and will inspire a new generation to get out, hit the road and explore.
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Peter Jenkins is the author of The Walk West, Along the Edge of America, Across Chinaand Looking for Alaska.
- Publisher : Mariner Books; 1st edition (September 1, 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 006095955X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060959555
- Lexile measure : 1020L
- Item Weight : 9.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.72 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #41,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jenkins enjoys neighborly love in this book and by the end falls in love two more times (I won't spoil the story by providing details). Let me just say that I feel this book has it all--a little of every type of connection a healthy man or woman needs for the good life. Dog lovers and even those who have never felt a deep connection with animals of any sort (the exception for me would be my brother's dog in recent years) will feel an emotional investment in this story of a man and his beloved dog and the many wonderful, amazing, and occasionally scary people they meet.