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Peter Jenkins (1) (1951–)

Author of A Walk Across America

For other authors named Peter Jenkins, see the disambiguation page.

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Works by Peter Jenkins

A Walk Across America (1979) 1,522 copies
Looking for Alaska (2001) 422 copies
The Road Unseen (1709) 396 copies
Across China (1986) 378 copies
Along the Edge of America (1995) 151 copies
Close friends (1989) 132 copies
The Tennessee Sampler (1985) 17 copies
Journey Into China (1984) 3 copies

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I love books like this. Not only do you get a peek inside one person, you get to explore another time, place,and culture in a way that history textbooks will never match.
If you liked this book, I would recommend [b:Diary of Two Motorcycle Hobos|51759|Diary of Two Motorcycle Hobos|Lois Wilson|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1170382424s/51759.jpg|50505] and [b:Flight of Passage: A Memoir|400492|Flight of Passage A Memoir|Rinker Buck|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1174441793s/400492.jpg|389913].… (more)
 
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amandabeaty | 4 other reviews | Jan 4, 2024 |
I love books like this. Not only do you get a peek inside one person, you get to explore another time, place,and culture in a way that history textbooks will never match.
If you liked this book, I would recommend [b:The Walk West: A Walk Across America 2|122782|The Walk West A Walk Across America 2 (Walk West)|Peter Jenkins|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1216767057s/122782.jpg|1797421], [b:Diary of Two Motorcycle Hobos|51759|Diary of Two Motorcycle Hobos|Lois Wilson|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1170382424s/51759.jpg|50505], and [b:Flight of Passage: A Memoir|400492|Flight of Passage A Memoir|Rinker Buck|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1174441793s/400492.jpg|389913].… (more)
 
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amandabeaty | 22 other reviews | Jan 4, 2024 |
I loved this book and wish I had never heard that Peter and his wife didn't stay married.
 
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Kim.Sasso | 22 other reviews | Aug 27, 2023 |
A writer known for a book about a post-college Walk Across America in the 1970s takes his family (2nd wife and 4 of six kids) to Seward AK to spend a year living there and experiencing The Last Frontier. This is a good book for the Outsider wanting to understand the 49th state and what Alaska is to Alaskans. Jenkins authorial reputation gets him into good places, and he writes with “first time eyes” and an experienced observer’s perceptions about what makes Alaskans different from the Americans to the south, and about the beauty and dangerous wildness of the place itself. Memorable insifghts into: Jeff King, the musher who is a multi-time winner of the Iditarod, “TheLast Great Race,” of dogsled teams from Anchorage to Nome; Eric the vet, who turned out not to be a psychopath after all, and who lives –well and with wise independence - deep in the interior, where on your own really is just that; about Eleanor Hornblower, Boston socialite and daughter of Harry Hornblower who founded Plimoth plantation – who gave that world up to become the postmaster of Unalakleet , married to a handsome Inupiat son of Unalakleet; of Hobo Jim, Alsaka’s legendary folk entertainer, who sang the life he also lived; of a fishing trip with Inupiat, Haida, and Yupik leaders, who measured him as much as the fishing lines; an Alaska Wildife Management officer in Seward who brings the dangers of bears in the woods and towns vividly to life; the people of Seward, writ large, and strange, and tough, and themselves, and daughter Rebekah,the beloved one, torn between finding herself and being her dad. The country –its size,beauty, dangers, moods, spaces, weathers, differences - is the star of this book. This book convinces me I will only bounce off Alaska on my first visit. But I will go as a better observer, understanding why I am necessary, but invisible.… (more)
 
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