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Driving home : an American journey / Jonathan Raban.

Raban, Jonathan. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 0307379914
  • ISBN: 9780307379917
  • Description: 496 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2010.

Available copies

  • 7 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction PR 6068 .A22 Z375 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 828.914/Raban (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction OPR 6068 .A22 Z375 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 973.928 RABAN 2010 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 828 Raban (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction PR 6068 .A22 Z375 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 828.914/RABAN (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published: London : Picador, 2010.
Contents Note: Readings -- Driving home -- Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi" -- Philip Larkin -- I'm heaven -- Mississippi water -- On the waterfront -- Julia's city -- Why travel? -- The waves -- Walden-on-Sea -- Last call of the wild -- Seagoing -- Homesteading -- Keeping a notebook -- Julia and Hawaii -- The turbulent deep -- White warfare -- The unsettling of Seattle -- The last harpoon -- Battleground of the eye -- The strange last voyage of Donald Crowhurst -- "Gipsy moth" circles the world -- Too close to nature? -- A tragic grandeur -- Surveillance society -- September 11: the price we've paid -- Guantánamo Bay -- A postregional city -- Indian country -- The curse of the sublime -- Good news in bad times -- I'm for Obama -- Going, going, gone -- An Englishman in America -- Second nature -- Cyber city -- An American in England -- Cut, kill, dig, drill -- ELection night 2008 -- The golden trumpet -- Metronaturals -- American pastoral -- At the Tea Party.
Summary: Spanning two decades, Driving home charts a course through the Pacific Northwest, American history, and current events as witnessed by "a super-sensitive, all-seeing eye." (Newsweek). Frank, witty, and provocative, Driving home is part essay collection, part diary--and irresistibly insightful about America's character, contradictions, and idiosyncrasies.

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