Download e-book for kindle: Dogging Steinbeck: How I went in search of John Steinbeck's by Bill Steigerwald

By Bill Steigerwald

ISBN-10: 1481078763

ISBN-13: 9781481078764

Invoice Steigerwald had an excellent plan for exhibiting how a lot the United States has replaced within the final part century -- or so he proposal. He’d easily retrace the 10,000-mile direction John Steinbeck took round the united states in 1960 for his liked bestseller Travels With Charley.

Then he’d examine the the United States he observed with the rustic Steinbeck defined in his vintage street ebook. but if the intrepid ex-newspaperman from Pittsburgh begun studying Steinbeck’s journey he exposed a surprising literary scoop. Steinbeck’s iconic nonfiction booklet used to be a fraud. Travels With Charley was once not only packed with fiction. It was once a misleading and cheating account of the nice novelist’s real street journey. Steigerwald made his personal street journey precisely 50 years after Steinbeck did. Chasing and fact-checking Steinbeck’s ghost for 11,276 miles and forty three days, assembly 1000's of normal americans, usually drowsing at the back of his vehicle in Wal-Mart parking plenty, he drove from Maine to California to Texas.

Despite the good Recession and nationwide headlines dripping with gloom and doom, Steigerwald chanced on an the United States alongside the Steinbeck road that used to be giant, empty, wealthy, secure, fresh, wealthy and pleasant. He didn’t simply reaffirm his religion in the United States to resist the lengthy educate of abuse from Washington and Wall highway, even though. He additionally uncovered the half-century-old myths of Travels With Charley, ruffled the PhDs of the country’s most sensible Steinbeck students and compelled “Charley’s” writer to eventually inform the reality. Steigerwald is a well-traveled journalist and veteran libertarian columnist.

With the spirit of a teenage motive force, a dogged pursuit of the evidence and a clean viewpoint approximately the US proudly situated within the middle of Flyover state no longer new york, he spins the tale of his trip with Steinbeck’s ghost right into a provocative, news-making and enjoyable American highway publication.

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