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Americana Dispatches from the New Frontier

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ISBN-10: 1400033551

ISBN-13: 9781400033553

Edition: 2004

Authors: Hampton Sides

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Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . .Mormon archaeologists. . . Spelling bee prodigies'8230; For more than fifteen years, best-selling author and historian Hampton Sides has traveled widely across the continent exploring the America that lurks just behind the scrim of our mainstream culture. Reporting for Outside, The New Yorker, and NPR, among other national media, the award-winning journalist has established a reputation not only as a wry observer of the contemporary American scene but also as one of our more inventive and versatile practitioners of narrative non-fiction. In these two dozen pieces, collected here for the first time, Sides gives us a fresh, alluring,…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Hampton Sides, contributing editor of "Outside" & editor of "The Wild File," is also the author of "Ghost Soldiers". He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Introduction
The birdman drops in
Waiting for Liddy
Chief without Indians
The gay eminence
The toughest guy in Alaska
And the bureaucrats said, let there be high water
In darkest Bohemia
Mystery! Science! Theater!
Panther falls
Smells like zippy spirit
The silver city
Woodstock in leathers
Waterlogged
Blazing saddles
Jerusalem on the Mississippi
Let us now praise famous fish
Crawl space
A murder in Falkner
Baked
This is not the place
Baruch
Ghosts of Bataan
Chasing the white witch
Sisters of the bowl
Webster's children
At home in a fake place
Points of impact
Among the Kawasaki Republicans
Unembedded
First
Acknowledgments