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Moorhead Public Library 323.4409 JUN (Text) 33500013407069 New In transit -

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  • ISBN: 9781982153410
  • ISBN: 1982153415
  • ISBN: 9781982153427
  • ISBN: 1982153423
  • Physical Description: 208 p. ;
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2021]

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"A profound rumination on the concept of freedom from the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #2
    Journalist and filmmaker Junger (Tribe, 2016) returns to the fertile ground of male camaraderie and the pushing of limits. This time, instead of Afghanistan, the setting is closer to home. Junger, his dog, and unnamed comrades (including two Afghan war vets), test themselves ("we couldn't take anything from anyone except water and good advice") during a 400-mile trek through the former frontier and wilderness of Pennsylvania. According to Junger, the land alongside the railroad tracks by the Juniata River is probably some of the least-monitored land in the country. Like fugitives, vagabonds, or soldiers, the men grow to rely solely on each other in conditions reminiscent of combat, while sleeping "under bridges and in abandoned buildings and in the woods and on golf courses," all while avoiding the law. The setting is conducive to ruminations on the concept of freedom, and, with muscular prose and vivid, poetic descriptions, Junger both conjures the trek and ponders the nomadic lifestyle, Genghis Khan, Daniel Boone, fugitive slaves, the Seminole Indians, boxers, and the Gini coefficient. Similar territory is covered in Junger's documentary, The Last Patrol (2014). Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

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Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, A Death in Belmont, Fire, and The Perfect Storm, and co-director of the documentary film Restrepo, which was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also the winner of a Peabody Award and the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He lives in New York City with his family.

Subject: Liberty > History.
Courage > United States > History.
United States > Social life and customs.
Manners and customs.
United States.
Genre: History.

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