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Travels with Harley: Journeys in Search of Personal and National Identity

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Far more than an account of an 8,000 mile motorcycle adventure across the United States, Travels with Harley is a stirring memoir of an Army veteran’s 30-year quest for peace and personal and national identity. Only through service to others, he learns, can Americans of all ages find their identity and step up to national and global citizenship, starting in their own commu ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by Inkshares (first published February 6th 2016)
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Larry Hostetler
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I've changed my rating back and forth between 3 and 4 stars more times in writing this review than in any other I've done. It's definitely better than 60% of the books I read, but I'm not sure it's better than 79% of them. Goodreads, give me 10 stars, and I'd give it a 7.

It is well-written and at times very interesting and engaging. But my enjoyment was hindered by its title and subtitle and cover image. I appreciate the title and its redolence of Steinbeck, but while from Col. Holshek's perspe
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Cin
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I truly enjoyed reading this book. Very inspirational and it delivers strong messages. I believe I will read this book again. I would recommend my friends to read this well written book.
I received a free copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads program. Thanks for sending me this wonderful book.
Jill
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jill by: Giveaway
It wasn't what I thought it was going to be. The author had his own view of this, that came from his experience. I found the last two chapters the most thought provoking ones. Thank for your service
Susan Walker
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a very cool book. The Author/Retired Colonel writes of freedom and patriotism while traveling the USA.
Griffin Earwood
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Travels with Harley" was a novel assigned in class. At first I was unsure whether or not I would enjoy the book because I have never been fond of reading. It was difficult to understand Holshek's writing style but after the first chapter it was a little more clear. The way the author shows the importance of citizenship and involvement in a small community is incredible. Holshek conveys how important it is for a person to be involved in their community. It draws the reader in by giving first han ...more
Logan Mcnabb
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book was a very good read. The book shows how involvement in the community can lead to something much bigger. The author uses the great view of how people from the outside look in on the United States. He tell of all the things he sees on his cross country trip and it is remarkable. I would suggest reading it and I would love to read it again.
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Christopher Holshek, Colonel (retired), U.S. Army Civil Affairs, is a Senior Fellow at the Alliance for Peacebuilding, a member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's "Veterans for Smart Power" program, a Senior Associate at Protect the People, a prominent member of the UN Association, and a former Senior Associate at the Project on National Security Reform. His three decades of civil-military ...more
“What is good about America is all our doing; what is not is all our fault.” 0 likes
“By taking that personal journey in service to others, we change ourselves. When we change ourselves, we change our communities. By changing our communities, we change America. And when we change America, we change the world.” 0 likes
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