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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hampton Sides Narrator: Kris Koscheski Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781515977766
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For more than fifteen years, bestselling author and historian Hampton Sides has traveled widely across the continent exploring the America that lurks just behind the scrim of our mainstream culture. In these two dozen pieces, collected here for the first time, Sides gives us a fresh, alluring, and at times startling America brimming with fascinating subcultures and bizarre characters who could live nowhere else. Following Sides, we crash the redwood retreat of an apparent cabal of fabulously powerful military-industrialists, drop in on the Indy 500 of bass fishing, and join a giant techno-rave at the lip of the Grand Canyon. We meet a diverse gallery of American visionaries—from the impossibly perky founder of Tupperware to Indian radical Russell Means to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. We retrace the route of the historic Bataan Death March with veterans from Sides’s acclaimed World War II epic, Ghost Soldiers. Americana gives us a sparkling mosaic of our country today, in all its wild and poignant charm.

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  • Narrator Kris Koscheski is the perfect traveling companion for this collection of observations and character sketches by bestselling author and historian Hampton Sides. AudioFile
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About the Author
Author Hampton Sides

Hampton Sides, a native of Memphis, is an award-winning editor of Outside and the author of the bestselling histories Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers. He lives in New Mexico with his wife and their three sons.

About the Narrator

Kris Koscheski is a narrator, director, and audio aficionado and has worked on over four hundred audiobooks. He has produced and directed many titles that have earned AudioFile Earphones Awards, Audie Awards, and Grammy nominations. He is a professional narrator and musician, and he was educated in the art of sound engineering. As an independent voice artist, he narrates for commercials, books, and cutting-edge Web media productions.