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The Distance to the Moon: A Road Trip into the American Dream

The Distance to the Moon A Road Trip into the American Dream The Distance to the Moon is about the American love affair with the car and the open road what James Morgan calls the epic entanglement that s defined this century and reshaped the face of America Mor

  • Title: The Distance to the Moon: A Road Trip into the American Dream
  • Author: James Morgan
  • ISBN: 9781573221351
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Distance to the Moon is about the American love affair with the car and the open road what James Morgan calls the epic entanglement that s defined this century and reshaped the face of America Morgan takes us from Florida to Oregon, stopping at sites such as Carhenge think Stonehenge, with cars, in Nebraska and interviewing everyone from the old car ad men wThe Distance to the Moon is about the American love affair with the car and the open road what James Morgan calls the epic entanglement that s defined this century and reshaped the face of America Morgan takes us from Florida to Oregon, stopping at sites such as Carhenge think Stonehenge, with cars, in Nebraska and interviewing everyone from the old car ad men who knew what it was Americans yearned for to car collectors, automobile designers, psychologists, and city planners in an attempt to find out why we re obsessed with our automobiles.

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    1. I read this book in another life. John Updike wrote that the average American male drives the distance to The Moon, 238,000+ miles every 17 years. I have not read any Updike, other than some short stories but I will when I get around to reading his two Pulitzer Prize winners, "Rabbit Is Rich"(1982) and "Rabbit at Rest" (1990.) The author did his road trip into The AMerican Dream in a Porsche Boxer. I recently got a new Volvo, retiring my 2001 V70 with 252,463 miles in 15 years so luckily I am on [...]


    2. This started off good, but got old about midway through, probably like the road trip itself. James Morgan is a magazine writer who had an idea. If Porsche would loan him a car, he would take it across the country and write a book about the trip. They actually went for it and loaned him a Boxter, a new model of Porsche not available to the general public. He went on his trip and this was the resulting book. It got a New York Times Best Book Award, but I thought it had its drawbacks. It just wasn' [...]


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