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A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins
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A Walk Across America

by Peter Jenkins

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One of my first favorite books. ( )
  ksmedberg | Aug 15, 2018 |
Peter Jenkins grew up in an affluent home with a loving family and assumed most people were like him. At a loss with what to do after finishing college in the 1970s, he decides to walk across America to find out what the people and his country are really like. He encounters generosity from unexpected people and discovers an America he did not know existed. He learned to not listen to stereotypes, experienced sadness and loneliness and found happiness. ( )
  TheWasp | Jun 1, 2018 |
I loved this book and wish I had never heard that Peter and his wife didn't stay married. ( )
  Kim_Sasso | Mar 14, 2018 |
Cooper! ( )
  wolfeyluvr | Jun 22, 2016 |
1973 Educ. Ct Boy College grad — to Miss. — okay

In this timeless classic, Jenkins describes how disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. His experiences remain as sharp and telling today as they were twenty-five years ago -- from the timeless secrets of life, learned from a mountain-dwelling hermit, to the stir he caused by staying with a black family in North Carolina, to his hours of intense labor in Southern mills. Many, many miles later, he learned lessons about his country and himself that resonate to this day -- and will inspire a new generation to get out, hit the road and explore.
  christinejoseph | Mar 23, 2016 |
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Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country.

"I started out searching for myself and my country," Peter Jenkins writes, "and found both." In this timeless classic, Jenkins describes how disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. His experiences remain as sharp and telling today as they were twenty-five years ago -- from the timeless secrets of life, learned from a mountain-dwelling hermit, to the stir he caused by staying with a black family in North Carolina, to his hours of intense labor in Southern mills. Many, many miles later, he learned lessons about his country and himself that resonate to this day -- and will inspire a new generation to get out, hit the road and explore.

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A young New Englander celebrates a rarely seen and almost forgotten America as he recalls the people he met and the situations he experienced during a journey in search of his country and himself.

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