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The Majic Bus
The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey | Douglas Brinkley
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Professor Douglas Brinkley arranged to teach a six-week experimental class aboard a fully equipped sleeper bus. The class would visit thirty states and ten national parks. They would read twelve books by great American writers. They would see Bob Dylan in Seattle, gamble at a Vegas casino, dance to Bourbon Street jazz in New Orleans, pay homage to Elvis Presleys Graceland and William Faulkners Rowan Oak, ride the whitewater rapids on the Rio Grande, and experience a California earthquake. Their journey took them to Thomas Jeffersons Monticello, Abraham Lincolns Springfield, Harry Trumans Independence, and Theodore Roosevelts North Dakota badlands. And it gave them the unforgettable experience of meeting some of their cultural heroes, including William S. Burroughs and Ken Kesey, who took the gang for a spin in his own psychedelic bus. Driven by Doug Brinkleys energetic prose, The Majic Bus is a spirited travelogue of a unique experience.
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Red, White, and Bloom! 🌺

The introduction begins with the following quote:

“I believe that we are lost here in America, but I believe we shall be found. And this belief, which mounts now to the catharsis of knowledge and conviction, is for me--and I think for all of us--not only our own hope, but America's everlasting, living dream.” Thomas Wolfe

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kspenmoll Love your quote! 🇺🇸🎉 5y
Cinfhen Stunning cover, photo & powerful quote 😍 5y
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This is just a book lover‘s dream: a lit course on the road! This 5 star book recounts a six-week traveling literature course complete with a professor, novels, students sleeping in a bus, and lots and lots of songs and stops. The Majic Bus is so much fun, filled with book recommendations and Americana. One of my best road trips! 😃✌️☮️🌺

TheBookgeekFrau Sounds cool! 5y
DivineDiana You actually did this?!? 5y
peacegypsy @DivineDiana Oh, how I wish! No, I just armchair traveled this amazing journey. 😊✌️ 5y
DivineDiana Glad to learn about it! 5y
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