AOT #209: Ted Conover Podcasts The Routes of Man

April 12, 2010 by  
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Ted ConoverThe Routes of Man

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ted Conover is the author most recently of the National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing. Conover reads from and discusses his new book The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today, an absorbing book about roads and their power to change the world. Roads bind our world-metaphorically and literally-transforming landscapes and the lives of the people who inhabit them. Roads have unparalleled power to impact communities, unite worlds and sunder them, and reveal the hopes and fears of those who travel them. This spirited, urgent book reveals the costs and benefits of being connected-how, from ancient Rome to the present, roads have played a crucial role in human life, advancing civilization even as they set it back.

($26.95) Random House ISBN #978-1-4000-4244-9. You can visit Ted Conover’s official web site as well.

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