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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Gulf Coast (U.S.)

Subjects:

  • Jenkins, Peter, 1951- -- Travel -- Gulf Coast (U.S.),
  • Boats and boating -- Gulf Coast (U.S.),
  • Gulf Coast (U.S.) -- Description and travel.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPeter Jenkins.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF296 .J46 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination319 p. :
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL688039M
ISBN 100395877377
LC Control Number97035017
OCLC/WorldCa37608191

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With echoes of Iran-Contra and the Orwellian surveillance state, The Edge of America is a stunning thriller about greed, power, and the limits of the American dream. “In The Edge of America, Jon Sealy thrusts us into the rancid heart of our country in —the greed and unrelenting violence, the spiritual blindness, the domestic ennui.   Along the Edge of America is the result of his decision to see if he could rekindle the sense of adventure that had served him so well as a young man. Although he knew very little about boats or navigation, Jenkins decided that his next adventure would take him from Key West, Florida, all the way along the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Mississippi. Find books like Along the Edge of America from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Along the Edge of America also liked. From America's favorite traveler, "Along the Edge of America" recounts the sights, sounds, and people of America's Gulf Coast. The author explores the Florida Everglades, genteel southern homesteads, Cajun marshlands, and the Texas coastal cattle country. It's a riveting adventure by the author of "A Walk Across America". Photos.5/5(1).

A travel memoir of a boat trip along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline. Sometimes the author spent more time on his own mental state than I cared about, but the scenery and character sketches of those he met along the way were great/5(5).   The best-selling author and walker Peter Jenkins, landlubber par excellence, now takes to the waves and explores, as only he can, a part of America rich in history, mystery, and lore: from the Florida Keys to the Mexican border, by way of the Everglades, the treacherous "jungle woods," genteel southern homesteads, the Cajun marshlands, and Texas's coastal cattle : HMH Books. Along The Edge Of America by Jenkins, Peter A copiously illustrated chronicle of a two-year journey along the Gulf Coast, from the Florida Keys to the border of Mexico, details the author's encounters with a variety of rugged, colorful characters and his reflections on his own life. IP. ALONG THE EDGE OF AMERICA. by Peter Jenkins. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON Rough-hewn, colorful, wise, they're too good to be true--or believable. The book's most genuine episodes are at tableside: Rarely have the pleasures of raw oyster po' boys and spiced crawdads been sung with such relish. Not without diverting moments, but not the odyssey.