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Small World A Microcosmic Journey

ISBN-10: 0743464702

ISBN-13: 9780743464703

Edition: 2004

Authors: Brad Herzog

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Join author Brad Herzog as he marvels at a castle in Versailles, visits a guru in Calcutta, discovers a descendant of King David in Jerusalem, and more -- all without leaving the United States. Small Worldis acclaimed travel writer Brad Herzog's unique tribute to the Land of the Free, featuring a world of stories culled along America's highways and byways. From Rome (Oregon) to Athens (New York), from Moscow (Maine) to Mecca (California), Herzog embarks on a fascinating journey into the nooks and crannies of the nation -- tiny towns struggling to live up to their grandiose names. Shattering the notion that distance alone translates to wonder, this perpetual traveler probes everything from the dark history of Congo (Ohio) to the residue of slavery along the great river in Cairo (Illinois). He encounters a cast of characters as varied as the landscape -- devout ranchers and devoted nudists, miners and migrants, artists and activists, hillbillies, hippies, hermits, and Hare Krishnas. Herzog brings to bear the same sense of humor and acute observations that madeStates of Minda hit, and discovers that there is, indeed, a fascinating world right in our own backyard. The hamlets in Herzog'sSmall Worldare full of cultural curiosities, historical wonders, and exotic folks -- and you don't even need a passport to get there.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 5/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Brad Herzog, a graduate of Cornell University, is a former newspaper reporter & a frequent contributor to various national magazines. A three-time gold medal winner from the Council for the Advancement & Support of Education, he is the author of "The Sports 100" & a dozen children's books.

Prologue: Freebird
Oh Give Me a Home ... Rome, Oregon
Privy to the Dream ... Amsterdam, Montana
Under Prairie Skyscrapers ... Vienna, South Dakota
Polka Dot ... Prague, Nebraska
Xander, Fun and the One-Armed Man ... London, Wisconsin
All You Need Is Louvre ... Paris and Versailles, Kentucky
The Naked Truth ... Athens, New York
Siberian Blues ... Moscow and Siberia, Maine
Chants and Hollers ... Calcutta, West Virginia
The Legacy of Black Diamonds ... Congo, Ohio
Let My People Go ... Cairo, Illinois
Searching for King David ... Jerusalem, Arkansas
Forever Mine ... Bagdad, Arizona
Desert Pilgrims ... Mecca, California
Epilogue: Sequoiadendron Giganteum
Acknowledgments
Index