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By William Zinsser

ISBN-10: 158988034X

ISBN-13: 9781589880344

"This inspiring consultant comprises locations everybody potential to visit a few day, all defined with the standard readability of the writer of On Writing Well."—The long island Times

"A attention-grabbing tackle ‘the look for reminiscence’ and the way sure locations have come to represent deep American principles."—Kirkus Reviews

Join William Zinsser as he visits 16 of our nation's such a lot valuable old sites—unlearning cliched assumptions and rediscovering basic truths approximately America. American Places—and the beliefs that Zinsser discovers those locations represent—will by no means exit of fashion.

"Speaking around the centuries with stone and image, narrative and fantasy, America's iconic locations remind us of our anchoring ideas and top intentions. 'This is the place we begun and what we believed and who we was hoping to become,' those areas say. at the very least that is what they stated to me."

"Niagara Falls existed in basic terms within the attic of my brain the place collective reminiscence is kept: scraps of songs approximately honeymooning undefined, vistas through painters who attempted to get the plummeting waters to carry nonetheless, movie clips of Marilyn Monroe operating for her existence in Niagara, odds and ends of lore approximately stuntmen who died going over the falls, and continuously, someplace one of the scraps, a ship called Maid of the Mist, which took tourists…where? in the back of the falls? Under the falls? demise hovered on the fringe of the photographs in my attic, or not less than probability. yet I had by no means considered going to work out where itself. That used to be for other folks. Now i wished to be a kind of different people."—from American Places

"American Places paints shiny note images that placed you in these areas and make you are feeling that you've got been there, however it additionally encourages every one people to take our personal trek via history."—Riverside Press-Enterprise

"Zinsser's offerings and outlines are fresh as a result of the seen suggestion that went into the choices. it is also enjoyable to learn Zinsser's observations."—Chicago Tribune

William Zinsser is a lifelong journalist and nonfiction writer—he started his profession on the New York bring in Tribune in 1946—and can be a instructor, most sensible recognized for his book On Writing Well, a spouse held in affection via 3 generations of writers, journalists, editors, lecturers, and scholars. His 17 different books variety from memoir (Writing Places) to shuttle (American Places), jazz (Mitchell & Ruff), American well known track (Easy to Remember), baseball (Spring Training) and the craft of writing (Writing to Learn). throughout the Nineteen Seventies he used to be at Yale college, the place he was once grasp of Branford university and taught the influential nonfiction workshop that will commence many writers and editors on their careers. He has taught on the New tuition, in manhattan, his place of origin, and on the Columbia collage Graduate tuition of Journalism.

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