Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Around America - Walter Cronkite

Product Description(Amazon.com)
Here we Travel with Walter Cronkite, one of our most trusted and erudite guides, around the coastline of America, to which so much of our history belongs. Along the way, we encounter the places and people, past and present, that have shaped or are shaping our country.At nearly the easternmost tip of Maine we are told of the first British war ship captured during the Revolution, by the good folks of Machias, who used pitchforks because they had no muskets. We learn that the islands off the coast of Texas are among the nation's great sanctuaries for migrating birds. And we're introduced to Fort Ross, on California's Redwood Coast, a replica of the Russian settlement established in 1812 as a fur trading post, but with dreams of expanding the Russian empire.In this rich and compelling travelogue we can almost hear Cronkite's smooth cadences spinning stories and offering up little-known facts about the coastlines he travels. 
Hardcover: 192 pages 
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (August 2001) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0393040836 
ISBN-13: 978-0393040838

MY THOUGHTS:  I tried to read this book a few years ago.  I couldn't do it at the time.  I must have been not in the mood or it didn't catch my interest.  So I decided to try again.  I've read several of Cronkite's other books and enjoyed them.  I grew up listening to Cronkite on the nightly news with my family.  His voice is very soothing and his stories take you right where he's talking about.  The same can be said for his books.  I felt like I was in the boat with him on his travels around our coast line.  A few of the places he talked about, I have visited, but most I haven't, so this was a good book to read.  You like to read about the travels of other people this a good book to read.  I give this book...5

This book is also for 1 of my reading challenges....
Full House Challenge

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