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The national road : dispatches from a changing America, Tom Zoellner

Label
The national road : dispatches from a changing America
Title
The national road
Title remainder
dispatches from a changing America
Statement of responsibility
Tom Zoellner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The National Road is a collection of essays about American places, each dealing with contentious matters: religion, politics, sex, race, poverty, loss and the stubborn persistence of national pride, despite abundant reasons for cynicism. An important question lies at the heart of this collection: what does it mean to "belong" in America in the midst of an era when rootedness to a particular piece of ground means less than at any time during our history? These essays cover a wide range of subjects: the changing geography of pornography, the proliferation of "dollar stores, " the unique pain of losing a house, the joy and futility of cross-country drives, the ways that certain town governments can turn vicious, the quest to stand upon the topographical roof of every state, a journey into the wilderness to find the body of a notorious killer, a unique examination of the most "American" major religion in the gloom past midnight, a personal eulogy for the metropolitan daily newspaper. From their particular angles, they all examine changing definitions of this shared soil. In a time of collective unease, the American land - this magnificent 3.7 million square miles -- is the lowest denominator of what we have in common"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zoellner, Tom
Dewey number
973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE355
LC item number
.Z64 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roads
  • United States
  • United States
  • Migration, Internal
  • United States
  • Social change
  • Economic history
  • Manners and customs
  • Migration, Internal
  • Roads
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • United States
Label
The national road : dispatches from a changing America, Tom Zoellner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Your land -- Mormon historical sites at night -- Drive -- Spillville -- The national road -- The whole hoop of the world -- Late city final -- Villages -- The valley -- Welcome to Dirtytown -- Searchlight -- King Philip's shadow -- Home ground -- At the end there will be strangers
Control code
on1139252194
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781640092907
Lccn
2020001055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The national road : dispatches from a changing America, Tom Zoellner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Your land -- Mormon historical sites at night -- Drive -- Spillville -- The national road -- The whole hoop of the world -- Late city final -- Villages -- The valley -- Welcome to Dirtytown -- Searchlight -- King Philip's shadow -- Home ground -- At the end there will be strangers
Control code
on1139252194
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781640092907
Lccn
2020001055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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