Old Glory

3.96 based on 415 ratings & 34 reviews on Goodreads.com

'A stunning success...Raban takes us floating through the heart of America...more successful than 99% of the books about America since De Tocqueville's Democracy in America' New York Times

'Mr Raban has a keen ear, but, for the river itself, he has to evince not only a keen eye but a capacity to use a painter's palette. He gives us the strong brown god in all its rage, sullenness and beauty' Anthony Burgess, Observer

'This is a fascinating and enchanting book. It is never dull, and yet there are facts aplenty to be picked up on the way. I enjoyed every mile of the journey' Evening Standard

About Jonathan Raban

Jonathan Raban is the author of over a dozen books, both fiction and non-fiction, including Passage to Juneau, Bad Land, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Coasting, Old Glory, Arabia, Soft City, Waxwings and Surveillance. His awards include the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Royal Society of Literature’s Heinemann Award, the Thomas Cook Award, the PEN West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Harpers, The New York Review of Books, Outside, Atlantic Monthly, New Republic, The London Review of Books, and other magazines.

In 1990 Raban, a British citizen, moved from London to Seattle, where he now lives with his daughter.

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Books by Jonathan Raban

Driving Home
Driving Home
My Holy War
My Holy War
Soft City
Soft City
Foreign Land
Foreign Land
Waxwings
Waxwings
Passage To Juneau
Passage To Juneau
Bad Land
Bad Land
Hunting Mister Heartbreak
Hunting Mister Heartbreak
Arabia
Arabia
Coasting
Coasting