Meditations on America - John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee Series and Other Fiction

Moore, Lewis D

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Meditations on America explores John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee series, with special emphasis on MacDonald's examination of the conflicts and joys of twentieth-century American culture and society.

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