Blue Highways: A Journey Into America - Section 1, Eastward, Chapters 1-19 Summary & Analysis

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Section 1, Eastward, Chapters 1-19 Summary and Analysis

Blue Highways: A Journey into America is William Least Heat Moon's account of a three-month, 13,000-mile driving trip around the United States. William sets out in his van to follow back roads of America, those called blue highways because of the way they are marked on road maps. Throughout his trip William encounters diverse people, explores natural wonders and finds out more about himself in the process.

In February of 1978, William learns that he has lost his college teaching job and that his wife, from whom he has been separated, is dating another man. In an attempt to stop making sense of a world that has shattered, William decides to take a road trip in his van to discover fresh vistas. William's Native American heritage urges him to get closer to the earth and he...

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