A Walk Across America by Peter JenkinsA Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins

A Walk Across America

byPeter Jenkins

Paperback | September 18, 2001

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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.

Peter Jenkins is the author of The Walk West, Along the Edge of America, Across Chinaand Looking for Alaska.
Title:A Walk Across AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:September 18, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006095955X

ISBN - 13:9780060959555

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Walk Across America is pure enjoyment. I read A Walk Across America in 1986 when it was first published. I am thrilled that it has been reissued because it is a truly wonderful story. Peter Jenkins is advised by the old security guard at his college to discover his own country before he even thinks of traveling to Europe. Advice taken, Peter sets off on an incredible journey accompanied by his dog. Almost everywhere he travels, he finds warm, generous people who deepen his faith in humankind and love for his country. You'll smile, laugh, and even cry at moments, but you will love this book.
Date published: 2001-04-22

Editorial Reviews

“Gives us reason to feel proud.” (Milwaukee Journal)