Blue Bug, Red Road Gaines Post Jr.

ISBN: 9780595467945

Published: February 28th 2008

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280 pages


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Blue Bug, Red Road  by  Gaines Post Jr.

Blue Bug, Red Road by Gaines Post Jr.
February 28th 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 280 pages | ISBN: 9780595467945 | 9.68 Mb

This wonderful narrative by a retired history professor takes us back through the time and space of his ancestors and his own youth. Weaving between present and past, it offers a unique blend of nostalgia and incisive commentary about the imprint ofMoreThis wonderful narrative by a retired history professor takes us back through the time and space of his ancestors and his own youth.

Weaving between present and past, it offers a unique blend of nostalgia and incisive commentary about the imprint of Americans on the land and on each other. Gaines Post Jr. shares with us an odyssey that is at once personal and universal.-James McPherson, Emeritus Professor of History, Princeton University, and author of Battle Cry of FreedomOn a solo trip in 2002, Gaines Post Jr.

drives his 1966 Volkswagen Bug from California to Wisconsin and back, traveling so slowly that the land and its history seep into his bones. Crossing old trails kindles his imagination of the westward expansion that attracted his ancestors and shaped Americas national character.In South Dakota, he visits Red Clouds grave and hears the great Lakota leader whisper that Post is not at the end of his path.

While working cattle on a Wyoming ranch, Post recalls his grandfather, born during Red Clouds War.Part travelogue, part memoir, and overflowing with historys natural wonder, Blue Bug, Red Road speaks to those with a wandering spirit searching for quiet layers of time and memory within the American landscape.



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