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Hunting Mister Heartbreak : A Discovery of America by Jonathan Raban

Hunting Mister Heartbreak : A Discovery of America by Jonathan Raban In 1782 an immigrant with the high-toned name J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur--Heartbreak in English--wrote a pioneering account of one European's transformation into an American. Some two hundred years later Jonathan Raban, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, arrived in Crèvecoeur's wake to see how America has paid off for succeeding generations of newcomers. The result is an exhilarating, often deliciously funny book that is at once a travelogue, a social history, and a love letter to the United States.

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