by Jan Morris - £9.99 Faber and Faber (2010)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780571241774 | ISBN 10: 0571241778
Fresh from her successful scoop reporting the first ascent of Everest in 1953, Jan Morris spent a year journeying across the United States, by car, train, ship and aeroplane. In her words a 'period piece', Coast to Coast describes an American identity markedly different from today.
In her brilliant prose, Morris records with exuberence and curiosity a time of innocence in the US - when television was in its infancy, the Big Mac had not been invented and the popular song of the day was 'Chattanooga Choo-Choo'.
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