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The man who walked backward : an American dreamer's search for meaning in the Great Depression / Ben Montgomery.

Montgomery, Ben, (author.).
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Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 921 WIN (Text) 33187004429268 Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 973.916 MON (Text) 34330513292046 Adult - New Non-Fiction Books Checked out 01/24/2019
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 921 MON (Text) 37323005360220 NONFIC Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Wingo (Text) 31208912595248 non-fiction Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton B Wingo Mon (Text) 30890000703676 New Adult Materials Upper level Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 796.51 MON (Text) 70741000152858 Adult Non Fiction Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 973.916 W727 (Text) 51735011904371 Adult department Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial B WINGO, PLENNIE L. MONTGOMERY (Text) 33946003392979 New Books . 2nd Floor Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0316438065
  • ISBN: 9780316438063
  • Physical Description: viii, 291 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-280) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Those golden days -- Doing something -- Dirt devils and details -- Postcards and publicity -- Where the grass grew the thickest -- Round, spinning -- Rubble and race -- Standoff at the Red River -- Just human, same as you -- The intent is sublime -- American dream -- Bone dry forever -- Don't stop -- An ounce of attention -- Are you crazy? -- Mopery in the second degree -- Choices and consequences -- Persevering pedalist -- Bamboozled -- Reverse in wedded state -- Vengeance -- Powder keg -- Hinterlands -- A year on foot -- Murder jail -- Going back, forward, uptight -- Lone star -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"Like most Americans at the time, Plennie Wingo was hit hard by the effects of the Great Depression. When the bank foreclosed on his small restaurant in Abilene, he found himself suddenly penniless with nowhere left to turn. After months of struggling to feed his family on wages he earned digging ditches in the Texas sun, Plennie decided it was time to do something extraordinary -- something to resurrect the spirit of adventure and optimism he felt he'd lost. He decided to walk around the world -- backwards. In The Man Who Walked Backward, Pulitzer Prize finalist Ben Montgomery charts Plennie's backwards trek across the America that gave rise to Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, and the New Deal. With the Dust Bowl and Great Depression as a backdrop, Montgomery follows Plennie across the Atlantic through Germany, Turkey, and beyond, and details the daring physical feats, grueling hardships, comical misadventures, and hostile foreign police he encountered along the way. A remarkable and quirky slice of Americana, The Man Who Walked Backward paints a rich and vibrant portrait of a jaw-dropping period of history."-- Publisher's description.
Subject: Wingo, Plennie L.
Hikers > Biography.
Depressions > 1929 > United States.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
HISTORY / World.
Genre: Biographies.

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