Fresh from her successful scoop reporting the first ascent of Everest in 1953, Jan Morris spent a year journeying across the United States, by car, train, ship and aeroplane.
In her words a 'period piece', "Coast to Coast" describes an American identity markedly different from today.
In her brilliant prose, Morris records with exuberence and curiosity a time of innocence in the US - when television was in its infancy, the Big Mac had not been invented and the popular song of the day was "Chattanooga Choo-Choo".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, map
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/04/2010
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9780571241774