Title: At Speed: Traveling the Long Road between ...
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Book Condition: Good
080323581X Good condition. Ex-library book with usual markings. Very nice copy. Five star seller - Ships Quickly - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z080323581XZ3
Synopsis: From the lowest highway in North America to the highest, W. Scott Olsen takes readers on a journey that is more about going than about getting there. These are stories of travel as it is lived, essays about motion and the desire to keep moving. In a companionable style that puts readers in the passenger seat, Olsen travels through the United States observing the world close-up as it rushes toward and then away from his old Jeep. The Upper Peninsula in March, a one-day drive from Death Valley to Mount Evans, a harrowing trip from Fargo to Spokane in the dead of winter - these journeys and others offer opportunities for Olsen's unconventional narrative to take flight in exploring the intricacies of America, its small towns, its people, its roads, its histories, and its landscapes in vistas long and short that might otherwise be overlooked. In Olsen's hands, travels along the most American routes of the heartland become an addictive tale that will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered what lies over the next hill. W. Scott Olsen is a professor of English at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. In addition to being editor in chief of "Ascent", a literary magazine of fiction, essays, and poetry, he is the author of several books, including "Gravity", "The Allure of Distance: Essays on the ACT of Travel", as well as the editor of several anthologies, including "A Year In Place".
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: November 10, 2009
We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about
a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to
contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.
We package all our items in secure new packaging and we always ship within 48 hours.
Store Description: Welcome to Hawking Books. We ship six days a week and your satisfaction is guaranteed.