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In 1960, John Steinbeck set out in his pick-up truck with his dog, Charley, to rediscover and chronicle his native USA, from Maine to California.

He felt that he might have lost touch with its sights, sounds and the essence of the American people. Moving through the woods and deserts, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and glorious wildernesses, Steinbeck observed - with remarkable honesty, insight and a humorous eye - the gamut of America and the people who inhabited it.

His 10,000-mile journey took him through almost 40 states, where he saw things that made him proud, angry, sympathetic and elated. A rugged and passionate adventure of self-identity, Steinbeck's vision of the changing world still speaks to us prophetically through the decades.

©1962 John Steinbeck (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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"Delightful. This is a book to be read slowly for its savor.'" (The Atlantic)

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Seemed to lose his way

The first half was very good, then Steinbeck seems to lose interest and rely on old material.

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  • Charles Lyall
  • 27-05-2021

Exceptional !

A great listen from start to finish but you'd expect no less from John Steinbeck.

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