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by Bill D Moyers

  • ISBN: 0061264008
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  • Author: Bill D Moyers
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dell Pub. Co; 1st edition (1972)
  • Pages: 377 pages
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Listening to America: A Traveler Rediscovers His Country Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1972. by Bill Moyers (Author). I'd done it myself, getting a CDL and driving as an Over the Road trucker to get paid for it as I traveled 170,000 miles thru 46 states and visited Canada 4 times in the year and a half after I left a more stressful job in an aerospace company.

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Bill Moyers, former Special Assistant to Lyndon Johnson, and . Listening to America is very much - it is exclusively - a now book. A great deal of its value stems from Moyers's own personality, and his gifts as a reporter

Bill Moyers, former Special Assistant to Lyndon Johnson, and then publisher of Newsday, has had a look himself. Last summer he traveled 13,000 miles around the country. Its overtones and implications, however, may be something more than that. A great deal of its value stems from Moyers's own personality, and his gifts as a reporter. All through his long, earnest voyage over the United States he is flatly faithful to what he sees and hears, and he does indeed listen well.

He includes letters from Bill Moyers in his book, which he says are "a testament to a father's love for his son, a father's . Listening to America: A Traveler Rediscovers His Country (1971), Harper's Magazine press, ISBN 0-06-126400-8

He includes letters from Bill Moyers in his book, which he says are "a testament to a father's love for his son, a father's confusion with his son, and ultimately, a father's satisfaction with his so. His other son, John Moyers, assisted in the foundation of TomPaine. Listening to America: A Traveler Rediscovers His Country (1971), Harper's Magazine press, ISBN 0-06-126400-8. The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis : With Excerpts from an Essay on Watergate (1988), coauthor Henry Steele Commager, Seven Locks Press, hardcover

Bill Moyers, having held the ruling hand (he was special assistant to Lyndon Johnson) .

Bill Moyers, having held the ruling hand (he was special assistant to Lyndon Johnson), determined last summer to meet the people: ""I wanted to hear people speak for themselves.

a traveler rediscovers his country. Published 1971 by Harper's Magazine Press in New York.

Listening to America: A Traveler Rediscovers His Country. Our time on the air coincided with momentous events: the final years of the Bush White House, the turbulent 2008 election campaign that culminated in the election of America’s first African American president, the first fifteen months of the Obama administration (including fierce national debates over health care, financial reform, and the escalation of the war in Afghanistan), and the.

Items related to Listening to America: A Traveler Rediscovers His Country. 25 cm, 342, DJ repaired with tape, former owner's gift notation on flyleaf Bill Moyers has served Presidents, been a broadcaster and a publisher, and directed foundations and think tanks. Home Moyers, Bill D. Listening to America: A Traveler Rediscovers His Country. Bookseller Inventory 19041. Ask Seller a Question. Bibliographic Details. Publisher: Harper's Magazine Press, New York. Publication Date: 1971.

In 1971, Bill Moyers published his first book, Listening to America: A Traveler Rediscovers His Country. In it, he journeyed 13,000 miles around the United States, a journalist recording his impressions of memorable people, places and events he met or saw along the way. Most people want to be generous, he wrote. They expect their nation to have visions of justice even if they themselves act unjustly. They expect from their country an ethos, an honorable character and enduring beliefs.

This book offers up a snapshot of the United States in 1970 with a series of written portraits of people from all walks of life from street people, doctors, the unemployed, students, union leaders, etc.
Reviews about Listening to America;: A traveler rediscovers his country, (7):
Authis
Always fascinated by people who get out in the country and ask people what they think or simply observe what they do. I'd done it myself, getting a CDL and driving as an Over the Road trucker to get paid for it as I traveled 170,000 miles thru 46 states and visited Canada 4 times in the year and a half after I left a more stressful job in an aerospace company. A friend had been at the school John Steinbeck visited (to see his son) at the beginning of the trip that resulted in "Travels with Charley," so that was a bit of the inspiration for my version of a "walkabout," though my view was more of truck stops, RV/Truck travel centers, and loading docks at factories, grocery warehouses, distribution centers, printers, and farm supply wholesalers. (I referred to my truck as "Rocinante" as Steinbeck had.)

Moyers showed a much more sophisticated group of people to visit, in their home territory, in "interesting times," and included a range of people of with more personal and interesting connections (the parents of a Peace Corps volunteer he'd had to notify of his loss in a plane crash some years earlier, for example). The times (1970) seemed a bit more chaotic, but I got the feeling of what it takes to try to make positive, lasting, changes, while trying to prevent regression into "simpler" convenient means of control (maintaining order, more than assuring justice). The book is old, but I'd love to see Moyers' updates/comments on what he thinks were the best improvements since then, the most disappointing short falls, and the encouraging, enduring enterprises (Wellman Industries?).
Anazan
I bought this book after finding out my small home town of Johnsonville SC was included. What a fascinating read. Many of the folks included are people I knew as a child. Check it out to get a slice of life in the early 70s.
Whilingudw
Quality book in fine condition delivered in a timely way. Thanks.
Knights from Bernin
Any book that is based on interviews (e.g., the Studs Terkel examples) depends on finding unique voices and asking the right questions. Bill Moyers as a young man was already pretty good at that, and this is a complete cross section from the frustrated parent to the turned on hippie to the war advocate to the Mexican organizer.

The book's power today is based on the nostalgic lookback into the student protests over the Vietnam war (it seemed like the end of the world) and the acidic view we get of racism (hasn't changed all that much, has it?). The surprise is the sheer reasonableness of people, and their sometimes unvoiced desire to see the person on the other side of the issue as a human being. The interviewees authentically want to be good decent people, even if their mindsets steer them into conflict with the changes sweeping America.

To quite Moyers' closing remarks in part, "Most people want to be generous. They expect their nation to have visions of justice even if they themselves act unjustly. They expect from their country an ethos, an honorable character and enduring beliefs ..."
Whitestone
Bill Moyers is a national treasure, one of the keenest eyes & clearest voices of our troubled times. This earlier volume, a journey through America circa 1970-71, remains valuable & insightful reading to this day. It not only provides a multi-faceted view of the country's tortured soul in that time of war & social unrest, but in light of subsequent events, reveals the seeds of much that has all but destroyed America today. Thankfully he remains as the conscience of what was best about us, even in the face of needless war, political corruption, anti-intellectualism, and power-hungry "leaders." Unlike so many books written to illuminate a specific moment in history, only to be rendered irrelevant & forgotten in short order, this one deserves to be remembered & read again. Highly recommended!
Dianaghma
This book is kind of like if Studs Terkle was more interested in social/political life of Americans in the 1971.
Fato
good

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