Travels With Charley: In Search of America
In 1960, when he was almost sixty years old, John
Steinbeck set out to rediscover his native land. He felt that he might
have lost touch with its sights, sounds and the essence of its people.
Accompanied only by his dog, Charley, he travelled allacross the United
States in a pick-up truck. His journey took him through almost forty
states, and he saw things that made him proud, angry, sympathetic and elated. All that he saw and experienced is described with remarkable
honesty and insight.