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The Resource Man who walked backward : an American dreamer's search for meaning in the Great Depression, Ben Montgomery

Man who walked backward : an American dreamer's search for meaning in the Great Depression, Ben Montgomery

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Man who walked backward : an American dreamer's search for meaning in the Great Depression
Title
Man who walked backward
Title remainder
an American dreamer's search for meaning in the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Ben Montgomery
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Language
eng
Summary
"Like most Americans at the time, Plennie Wingo was hit hard by the effects of the Great Depression. When the bank foreclosed on his small restaurant in Abilene, he found himself suddenly penniless with nowhere left to turn. After months of struggling to feed his family on wages he earned digging ditches in the Texas sun, Plennie decided it was time to do something extraordinary -- something to resurrect the spirit of adventure and optimism he felt he'd lost. He decided to walk around the world -- backwards. In The Man Who Walked Backward, Pulitzer Prize finalist Ben Montgomery charts Plennie's backwards trek across the America that gave rise to Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, and the New Deal. With the Dust Bowl and Great Depression as a backdrop, Montgomery follows Plennie across the Atlantic through Germany, Turkey, and beyond, and details the daring physical feats, grueling hardships, comical misadventures, and hostile foreign police he encountered along the way. A remarkable and quirky slice of Americana, The Man Who Walked Backward paints a rich and vibrant portrait of a jaw-dropping period of history."--
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Montgomery, Ben
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wingo, Plennie L
  • Hikers
  • Depressions
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Man who walked backward : an American dreamer's search for meaning in the Great Depression, Ben Montgomery
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 277-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780316438063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • on1019634559
  • 668122
  • (OCoLC)1019634559
Label
Man who walked backward : an American dreamer's search for meaning in the Great Depression, Ben Montgomery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 277-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780316438063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • on1019634559
  • 668122
  • (OCoLC)1019634559

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