The Man Who Walked Backward

An American Dreamer's Search for Meaning in the Great Depression
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.83 hours)
Product Number: Z100140061
Released: Sep 18, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781549145940
Narrator/s: MacLeod Andrews
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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Description

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, Bucharest, 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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Author(s): Ben Montgomery
Original Publish Date: Sep 18, 2018

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CD
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Author(s): Ben Montgomery
Narrator(s): MacLeod Andrews
Product Number DD40031
Released: Sep 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549145957
eBook
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Author(s): Ben Montgomery
Product Number EB00718542
Released: Sep 18, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316516044

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