"A HELL OF A PLACE TO LOSE A COW" An American Hitchhiking Odyssey

Washington DC: National Geographic Adventure Press, (2000). First edition. Hardcover. The author was a 20-year-old Oxford student when he first succumbed to the lure of America's open road. You know the drill; a change of clothes, a cheap guitar, and the youthful wanderlust of the 'Easy Rider' era, he spent the summer of '73 hitchhiking from the East Coast to the West Coast and back again, an exhilarating experience that ultimately led him to leave old England. He's been here ever since. Twenty-five years later, he hit the road again, traveling light and following his thumb in a freeform re-creation of his first cross-country trip. His friends told him that times have changed, that fear stalked America's highways now, and that the only drivers who'd pick him up were bound to be as crazy as he was to undertake such an odyssey. But his friends were wrong, as this vivid and eventful book makes colorfully clear. Highlighted by wonderful photographs. 308 pages illustrated from color photographs. A near fine clean copy in a very good plus jacket (would be fine except for a few vertical creases to the front flap of the dust jacket). Item #14597
ISBN: 0792276833

Price: $50.00

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