Charles Hillinger's America: People and Places in All 50 States
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2007
Duration: 10 hours 36 minutes
This collection is the fruit of Hillinger's nearly forty-six years of a dream job spent traveling the United States as a feature writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. The result was 6,000 human and general interest stories. He traveled, came home to write, and hit the road again.In Charles Hillinger's America, you will learn about Thomas Edison's first motion picture studio, built in New Jersey; about the only surviving wooden whaling ship, in Connecticut; about the place in West Virginia where someone actually built a mountain out of a molehill; about the hauntingly mysterious mural in Utah known as the Great Gallery; about why Minnesota is the looniest state in the lower 48, and why firemen from America beat a steady path to Ponce, Puerto Rico.
"If some historian of the future wants to know what we Americans were like in the second half of the twentieth century, he'll find us in this book."-Charles Kuralt