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Down John's Road: Recreating John Steinbeck's 1960 American Road Trip

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Two men. Two trucks. Two Americas. Follow journalist John Olson in fall 2009 as he recreated John Steinbeck's iconic 1960 "Travels With Charley" journey in a GMC truck camper: * Ride shotgun with Olson for 80 days, 12,673 miles, through 34 states. * Meet the zany characters at the midnight parking lots of Walmart. * Feel the tension as Olson comes within a second of dying ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Createspace
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D.M. Dutcher
Apr 15, 2012 D.M. Dutcher rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, travel
Disclaimer: bought the Amazon Kindle version.

John Olson is a retired newspaper journalist going through a rough time in his life. So he decides to go on a road trip, and not just any road trip: one that recreates the famous trip John Steinbeck took in his novel Travels With Charley. So he gets a truck, has a truck camper made by the same company that made Steinbeck's, saves some money, and heads out.

I was interested in it because truck campers have always appealed to me. There's something about
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