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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
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 25th 2012 by University of Missouri (first published May 1st 2012)
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May 03, 2016 Kevin rated it really liked it
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
Oct 16, 2012 Ida rated it it was amazing
For anyone who wondered what became of the places and people mentioned in Blue Highways, this book catches you up. Beautiful photography, and amazing diligence in tracking down the details.
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Sep 11, 2014 Monica Joseph rated it really liked it
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.
Nov 04, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it
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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
Jan 09, 2014 Marni rated it it was amazing
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).
Apr 16, 2012 Marc rated it it was amazing
It's a coffee table book: glossy photos with some narrative and conversations with original characters. If you enjoyed BH by WLH-Moon, then you will enjoy these glorious colour images of the places Moon went.
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Apr 15, 2013 Bad Cookie rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was cool seeing pictures of the places visited by the author of Blue Highways and to revisit the people he had spoken with and find out what's gone on in their lives.
Jul 01, 2013 Mark rated it really liked it
Good pictures.
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