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READER æ DOC Rolling Nowhere ↠ Riding the Rails with America's Hoboes FREE ¹ RANDARENEWABLES ç In Ted Conover's first book now back in print he enters a segment of humanity outside society and reports back on a world few of us would chose to enter but about which weD them in literature and folksongs So he decided to take a year off and ride the rails Euipped with rummage store clothing a bedroll and a few other belongings he hops a freight train in St Louis becoming a tramp in order to discover their A worthy heir to Gonzo Journalism Hell's Angels with hoboes A very funny and than a little bit frightening book A great read I will look for others by the same author who made this flavor of immersion journalism his career

READER ☆ Riding the Rails with America's Hoboes ↠ Ted Conover

In Ted Conover's first book now back in print he enters a segment of humanity outside society and reports back on a world few of us would chose to enter but about which we are all curiousHoboes fascinated Conover but he had only encountere I read this book because riding rails with hoboes was something I always wanted to do as a child After reading this book I no longer felt the need The experiences of this book are told in a very real way and it does describe what life for rail riders is like But the story is lacking and like the title goes nowhere

Ted Conover ↠ Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America's Hoboes EBOOK

Rolling Nowhere Riding the Rails with America's HoboesPeculiar culture The men and women he meets along the way are by turns generous and mistrusting resourceful and desperate philosophical and profoundly cynical And the narrative he creates of his travels with them is unforgettable and movi I thought a book about hoboes would be compelling honestly I liked the idea a young privileged white college student takes to the rails to find out what it's really like to live this lifestyle What's most compelling to me is that Conover didn't have a book deal or a travel stipend he just wanted to do it so he did it The book came later However I was hoping for analysis context What I got was a day by day account of Conover's experiences on the rails In the introduction Conover says he was reluctant to publish his inner thoughts so I was expecting interiority rumination on what drove him to take this kind of trip Nearly halfway into the book I wasn't getting anything I came for so I abandoned it I think Ted would understand Life's too short