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The Longest Road - a book by Caputo, Philip

The Longest Road

Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean

The Longest Road( )
Author: Caputo, Philip
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.00
Book Description:

InThe Longest Road, one of America's most respected writers takes an epic journey across America, Airstream in tow, and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it is large.

Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a question began to...
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Detailed Subjects: Travel / United States / General
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / General
Social Science / Sociology / General
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.43 x 9.34 x 1.07 Inches
Book Weight:1.122 Pounds
Author Biography
Caputo, Philip (Author)
Philip Caputo was born on June 10, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. He received a B.A. from Loyola University in 1964. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1967. His first book, A Rumor of War (1977), recounts his military tour of Vietnam. He has written more than fifteen books including Horn of Africa, Indian Country, Equation for Evil, Crossers, and The Longest Road.

His journalism career began in 1968, when he joined the staff of the Chicago Tribune, serving as a general assignment and team investigative reporter until 1972 and then as a foreign correspondent for the next five years. In 1972 he and Hugh Jones received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of election fraud in the primaries. He has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He has worked as a screenwriter for Paramount Pictures and Michael Douglas Productions.


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