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BLUE HIGHWAYS Revisited
In 1978, William Least Heat-Moon made a 14,000-mile journey on the back roads of America, visiting 38 states along the way.In 1982, the popular Blue Highways, which chronicled his adventures, was published. Three decades later, Edgar Ailor III and his son, Edgar IV, retraced and photographed Heat-Moon’s route, culminating in Blue Highways Revisited, released for ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 25th 2012 by University of Missouri
(first published May 1st 2012)
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The authors of this book present a beautiful collection of photographs along the original path of William Least Heat-Moons' journey in "Blue Highways" (30 years later). Quotes and page numbers from "Blue Highways" are included to tie the photos to the original book, in many cases including original black and white photos for comparison. In addition to visiting the places, the authors track down many of the people interviewed in the original book. It is both interesting and inspiring to see the p ...more
I loved this book. I enjoyed discovering all those places with strange names like Dime box and Nameless. This author took the reader to obscure places off the beaten track and engaged with the folk he met. He captured the essence of the different states and I knew when I was in Tennessee and the different feel of being in New Mexico. This is wonderful travel writing and enduring over thirty years later. I highly recommend it and valuable if one is planning a trip around the USA.
This was such a good book! After I read Blue Highways, I was very interested in finding out where some of these people mentioned in the book ended up. Were the bars and 3 calendar restaurants still out there somewhere? This book photographs William Least Heat-Moon's travels about 30 years later so I could see for myself what was still there and in some case, what Least Heat-Moon actually saw. The authors tracked down many of the people mentioned in Blue Highways and that was interesting. Beautif ...more
This is a beautiful book that I bought for my husband. He has a very early edition of Blue Highways. I note in the introduction that Least Heat-Moon loaned his original negatives to be digitalized so the colors would be what he had seen on his journey. You can pick up the book and turn to any page and enjoy the pictures and story (from the original BH and what these authors discovered on their journey).