The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean

The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean

Philip Caputo


IN THE LONGEST ROAD, one in all AMERICA'S most useful WRITERS TAKES AN EPIC trip around the country, AIRSTREAM IN TOW, AND ASKS daily americans WHAT UNITES AND DIVIDES a rustic AS varied because it IS VAST.

Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to a similar flag because the youngsters of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a query started to take form: How does the U.S., peopled via each race in the world, stay united? Caputo resolved that in the future he'd force from the nation's southernmost element to the northernmost element accessible through street, speaking to american citizens approximately their lives and asking how they'd solution his question.

Caputo, his spouse, and their English setters made their method in a truck and vintage trailer (hereafter referred to as "Fred" and "Ethel") from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, masking 16 thousand miles. He spoke to everybody from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a local American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he came upon is a narrative that may entertain and encourage readers up to it informs them concerning the kingdom of cutting-edge usa, the glue that holds us all jointly, and the conflicts that may pull us apart.

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