Coast to Coast. A Journey Across 1950s America by Jan Morris

By Jan Morris

Clean from her profitable scoop reporting the 1st ascent of Everest in 1953, Jan Morris spent a yr visiting around the usa, by way of automobile, educate, send and aeroplane. In herwords a "period piece", Coast to Coast describes an American identification markedly various from this present day. In her tremendous prose, Morris documents with exuberence and interest a time of innocence within the US - whilst tv was once in its infancy, the massive Mac had no longer been invented and the preferred tune of the day was once "Chattanooga Choo-Choo".

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Jack’s Town 14. Southernmost City THE WEST 15. Go West 16. Spaniards 17. Pueblos and Navajos 18. More Indians 19. Dams, Bridges and Bones 20. Mormons 21. A Lively Ghost 22. Creatures of the West THE PACIFIC COAST 23. On Hollywood 24. Motor-Living 25. San Francisco 26. The Sierra Club 27. 50th State 28. Lumber 29. North-West Extremity THE MIDDLE WEST 30. Portals 31. Chicago 32. In Ex-urbia 33. Ex-Communists 34. Two Men 35. Newspapers 36. The Cooling Crucible Envoi Index Praise About the Author By the Same Author Copyright A New Introduction by Jan Morris Coast to Coast, my first book, was first published more than half a century ago.

Traditionalists 5. On Violence 6. Clean Steel 7. A Corner of the World THE SOUTH 8. “Adam Called it Paradise” 9. The Rebel Yell 10. Jerks and Serpents 11. The Mississippi 12. Pilot’s Progress 13. Jack’s Town 14. Southernmost City THE WEST 15. Go West 16. Spaniards 17. Pueblos and Navajos 18. More Indians 19. Dams, Bridges and Bones 20. Mormons 21. A Lively Ghost 22. Creatures of the West THE PACIFIC COAST 23. On Hollywood 24. Motor-Living 25. San Francisco 26. The Sierra Club 27. 50th State 28.

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