'A Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow': An American Hitchhiking Odyssey

by Tim Brookes

Hardcover, 2000

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National Geographic (2000), 304 pages


A noted cultural critic and NPR essayist offers a lively and provocative account of his hitchhiking odyssey across the United States, documenting his experiences along the way and reexamining America's onetime love affair with the road trip. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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LibraryThing member debnance
Brookes recreates his hitchhiking adventures from the early 1970's as he attempts to hitchhike across America. Recommended.
LibraryThing member Oreillynsf
A chronicle of hitchhiking in the 70s and a retracing trip in 1998, this book paints a vivid picture of the US during that unusual time and provides an interesting insight into maturing. Brookes has a wry sense fo humor that makes this book a pleasure to read. Not my favorite travelogue, but a good
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one, and worth a read especially if you have an interest in the decade that brought us Qiana.
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