A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins

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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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Peter Jenkins' 1979 written chronicle and photographs of his first journey, "A Walk Across America," spent three months on "The New York Times" bestseller list. Jenkins has written several more chronicles of his travels, including "The New York Times" bestsellers "The Walk West "and "Across China," and "Along the Edge of America" and "Close Friends," Born in Greenwich, Connecticut, he now lives on a farm in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife, Rita, and their family.
Published January 1, 1979 by William Morrow & Co. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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On October 15, 1973, Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to walk across the country, a beguiling idea; but he's such a limited observer and trite writer that this record of the trip so far (Colorado, June 1978) never goes anywhere.

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