Oddball Indiana: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places

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April 2002



While other guides tell travelers about yet another cozy bed-and-breakfast and bike trails through Brown County, "Oddball Indiana" offers wacky pit-stop destinations and little-known historical tidbits for those who want to laugh, not lounge, on their vacation. Photos.


Preface; Introduction: Ride the High Country or "They Went Thataway"; Cowboy Codes: Straight & Pure & All Boy; When We were Young: Nostalgia & the Cowboy Hero; Arms & the Man: The Friendly Gun; Give Me My Boots & Saddles: Camp Cowboy; Tall in the Saddle: Romance on the Range; White Hats & White Heroes: Who Is That Other Guy?; Virgin Land: Landscape, Nature, & Masculinity; Corporate Cowboys & the Shaping of a Nation; Postscript - The Frontiersman (1938); List of Films Mentioned; References; Index.


Jerome Pohlen is the author of the Oddball series and a regular travel commentator for 848 on WBEZ, the Chicago affiliate of National Public Radio. He is a recent recipient of the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Award for Best Essay. He lives in Chicago.


"They run the gamut from cheap and tacky to mildly amusing to downright peculiar." -- Associated Press. "What's a vacation without a little off-the-highway adventure?" -- Kokomo Tribune. "Reads like a cross between Fodor's and Ripley's Believe It or Not." -- The Journal Gazette
EAN: 9781556524387
ISBN: 1556524382
Untertitel: 'Oddball States'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2002
Seitenanzahl: 227 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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