Blue Highways

A Journey into America
By William Least Heat-Moon (Trade Paperback, 1999)
Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.99 US/$17.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316353298

    • On Sale Date: 10/19/1999

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

William Least Heat-Moon is the author of the bestselling classics Roads to Quoz, Blue Highways, River Horse, and PrairyEarth. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.
  • "Wondrous...brilliant....A stunningly good book." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "Outstanding....A splendid book." (The Wall Street Journal).

  • "American travel writing is a constantly rewarding genre in the right hands. William Least Heat-Moon has great hands." (TIME).

  • "Heat-Moon is a witty, generous, sophisticated, and democratic observer. His modesty, kindly humor, and his uncanny gift of catching good people at good moments make BLUE HIGHWAYS a joy to read."

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Blue Highways
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.99 US/$17.50 CAN
  • Pages: 448
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316353298
  • On Sale Date: 10/19/1999
Blue Highways