IT'S A BIG COUNTRY by Ben Lucien Burman


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Taking in ""America off the Highway"", Ben Lucien Berman ties together a sheaf of sketches with intriguing encounters with old Uncle Anse, a trailer-traveling man whose choral comments lead to the episodes. Traveling in people, as he puts it, the author finds off beaten path color riding the Wild Missouri with the river-men, witnessing Cumberland justice or a fox race in the hills, encountering in the bayou country and Seminole court procedures in the Everglades, sailing with the shrimp fleet. With an ear for a good story and an eye for the aura of an area and a life-way, he generally evokes an atmosphere that is highly satisfactory, but some of the sketches lack this quality. Altogether easy loping.

Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 1956
Publisher: Viking-Reynal