Blue Highways - William Least Heat-Moon

Blue Highways

By William Least Heat-Moon

  • Release Date: 2012-04-03
  • Genre: Essays & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 26 Ratings


Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads.
William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi."
His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.


  • Deserves a place on every American's bookshelf!

    By Jkernitzki
    A classic remembrance of the kind of journey that may no longer be possible, Blue Highways has been an annual re-read for me since the '70's. Off the superslabs, and away from anything that can be called a "city", this is a celebration of what is usually disdained as "flyover" country. The journey in Ghost Dancer is something that has strong visuals and a gravity of its own towards something slower and simpler. A definite Great American Travel Journal, firmly rooted in the time it was written, and yet timeless in its ability to entertain and enlighten.
  • Blue Highways

    By Focus 6970
    Great book, enjoy reading. Would and will read again.