The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent

Travels in Small-town America

Book - 1989
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Baker & Taylor
When a native of Iowa returns from England to wander across America's heartland in search of the perfect small town, the result is a string of hilarious anecdotes and biting social commentary


An unsparing and hilarious account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town.

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1989
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060161583
Characteristics: 314 p. ; 25 cm


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Nov 16, 2014

A pleasure to read. Its not too often a book's jacket actually reflects the content but in this case it was spot on. This book ranges from amusing to hilarious. Written in 1989 it clearly describes the sad state of the Great American society.
A witty yet poignant and honest appraisal instead of the usual rah-rah, jingoist, flag waving bumph so thickly spread on the bread of knowledge.

Jane60201 Jun 14, 2013

Not as entertaining as some of his other books.

Sep 25, 2011

Through the summer and now into the fall I've been chipping away at reading all of Bill Bryson's wounderful books. Some are more infomative and some make me laugh out loud. This would be the latter. Bill Byron understands people better than most, has a great grip on history and what makes things interesting and keep me going. Read it, enjoy!


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