The Longest Road - Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean-logo

The Longest Road - Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean

Philip Caputo

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September 1996 found Philip Caputo on Barter Island, a wind-scoured rock in the Beaufort Sea populated by two hundred Inupiat and a handful of whites. As he gazed upon an American flag above the only school for a hundred and fifty miles, he marveled that the children in that school pledged allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants on Key West, almost six thousand miles away. Awed by America’s vastness and diversity and filled with a renewed appreciation for its cohesiveness, an idea began to form. With enough time, gas money, and nerve he could drive from the southernmost point to the northernmost point of the United States that is reachable by road, talking to people as he went and trying to better understand what holds our great country together. Cicada-like, the idea went dormant, not to be reawakened for fourteen years. In 2011, America was struggling through the greatest economic downturn since the Depression and was more divided than it had been in living memory. Caputo, who had just turned seventy, his wife, and their two English setters took off in a truck hauling an Airstream camper from Key West, Florida, en route via back roads and state routes to Deadhorse, Alaska. The journey took four months and covered seventeen thousand miles, during which Caputo interviewed more than eighty Americans from all walks of life to get a picture of what their lives and the life of the nation are really about in the twenty-first century.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pete Larkin

Length:

11h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:05


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

23:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

25:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:23