Charles Hillinger’s America: People and Places in All 50 States

By Charles Hillinger
Read by Dennis McKee

10.57 Hours 01/01/1999 unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Charles Hillinger’s America is not the crisis-ridden, argumentative, highly politicized country that we read about on the front pages. It’s much more neighborly and much more interesting than that. If you ask me, it’s much truer to our real lives, too. 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, from the Foreword 
“[Hillinger] never wrote a dull story...He had an amazing amount of energy, and he was a very prolific writer.” William F. Thomas, former Times editor

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Author Bio: Charles Hillinger

Charles Hillinger, a graduate of UCLA, roamed California, America, and the world for forty-five years writing some six thousand human-interest stories for the Los Angeles Times. His features and column were syndicated in more than six hundred newspapers. He is one of the creators of the television show Real People. He and his wife live in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English