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Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America's Hoboes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date September 1, 2001
Pages 281
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375727863
ISBN-10 0375727868
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Newjack offers a personal account of the author's adventures riding the rails with America's hoboes and presents a factual glimpse into the world of the modern-day hobo. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In Ted Conover's first book, now back in print, he enters a segment of humanity outside society and reports back on a world few of us would chose to enter but about which we are all curious.

Hoboes fascinated Conover, but he had only encountered them in literature and folksongs. So, he decided to take a year off and ride the rails. Equipped with rummage-store clothing, a bedroll, and a few other belongings, he hops a freight train in St. Louis, becoming a tramp in order to discover their peculiar culture. The men and women he meets along the way are by turns generous and mistrusting, resourceful and desperate, philosophical and profoundly cynical. And the narrative he creates of his travels with them is unforgettable and moving.

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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (September 1, 2001)
9780375727863 | details & prices | 281 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.95
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