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Heat Moon, William Least

Works: 96 works in 409 publications in 5 languages and 22,653 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Pictorial works  Local history  Illustrated works  Travel writing  Anecdotes  History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Collector, Photographer, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator
Classifications: E169.Z8, 917.304927
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Most widely held works about William Least Heat Moon
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Most widely held works by William Least Heat Moon
Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history by Dayton Duncan( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who set out from a camp just upstream from St. Louis in 1804 at the request of President Thomas Jefferson, to search for the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean
Columbus in the Americas by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Was Christopher Columbus an inspired explorer and brilliant navigator whose daring voyages proved the naysayers wrong - or was he a misinformed dreamer who succeeded by luck and never understood the true nature of his discovery? Was he a man of his time whose behavior should not be judged by modern standards - or a ruthless conquistador whose brutality and greed shocked even some of his contemporaries and laid the groundwork for genocide?" "In Columbus in the Americas, the author of Blue Highways and River-Horse creates a finely detailed portrait of the most famous and controversial explorer in history. Quoting liberally from what remains of Columbus's logs and other firsthand accounts, William Least Heat-Moon takes you aboard the three tiny vessels as they set out on the voyage that would change the world forever. He recreates the anxiety of their first Atlantic crossing, explains the errors in Columbus's belief that he could reach the Far East by sailing west, and gives detailed accounts of his dealings with the Tainos, the first Native Americans Columbus met."--Jacket
Writing Blue highways : the story of how a book happened by William Least Heat Moon( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper--the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revisions, the depressing string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Along the way, he traces the hard lessons learned and offers guidance to aspiring and experienced writers alike
The red couch by Kevin Clarke( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celestial mechanics : a tale for a mid-winter night by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this novel of haunted love, Silas Fortunato, an amateur astronomer, finds his marriage descending toward darkness until the arrival of his sister-in-law and soon thereafter the appearance of a witching neighbor who may or may not exist. Enigmatic, ghostly, and funny, the three women draw him into the equivocal nature of reality and dreams, and lead him on a journey toward something vastly beyond himself."--Jacket flap
An Osage journey to Europe, 1827-1830 : three French accounts by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1827 six Osage people--four men and two women--traveled to Europe escorted by three Americans. Their visit was big news in France, where three short publications about the travelers appeared almost immediately. Virtually lost since the 1830s, all three accounts are gathered, translated, and annotated here for the first time in English. Among the earliest writings devoted to Osage history and culture, these works provide unique insights into Osage life and especially into European perceptions of American Indians. Translated by [William Least] Heat-Moon and James K. Wallace, the three featured texts are surprisingly accurate as basic descriptions of Osage history, geography, and lifeways. The French authors, influenced by racist and sexist expectations, misinterpreted some of the behaviors they describe. But they also dismiss rumors of cannibalism among the Osages and observe that "the behavior of some whites ... was not conducive to giving the Indians a favorable opinion of white morality."--Publisher website
This land is your land : across America by air by Marilyn Bridges( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Land is Your Land offers a unique perspective on the American landscape, making the familiar fantastic, as well as an aesthetic experience of dizzying proportions. Bridges takes us on an inspiring journey as we look down together on the fleeting moments and lasting signatures of the United States that are etched on our continent
Blue highways revisited by Edgar I Ailor( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1978, William Least Heat-Moon made a 14,000-mile journey on the back roads of America, visiting 38 states along the way. In 1982, the popular Blue Highways, which chronicled his adventures, was published. Three decades later, Edgar Ailor III and his son, Edgar IV, retraced and photographed Heat-Moon's route, culminating in Blue Highways Revisited, released for publication on the thirtieth anniversary of Blue Highways. A foreword by Heat-Moon notes, 'The photographs, often with amazing accuracy, capture my verbal images and the spirit of the book. Taking the journey again through these pictures, I have been intrigued and even somewhat reassured that America is changing not quite so fast as we often believe. The photographs, happily, reveal a recognizable continuity -- but for how much longer who can say -- and I'm glad the Ailors have recorded so many places and people from Blue Highways while they are yet with us.' Through illustrative photography and text, Ailor and his son capture once more the local color and beauty of the back roads, cafes, taverns, and people of Heat-Moon's original trek"--Book dust-jacket
Old Indian trails by Walter McClintock( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, at the age of 26, joined a Blackfoot Indian camp on the plains of northwestern Montana in 1896. There he met their chief Mad Wolf, who adopted him as a son. He maintained a friendship with the Blackfeet for many years, keeping records of everything he saw and heard - their customs, legends, religious beliefs, hunting trips, as well as the flora and wildlife of the country. The purpose of this book was to record the results of 15 years' close association with the old Blackfoot chiefs, medicine men, and common people now that the old generation of Indians have died and their children have become "civilized"
O America : discovery in a new land by William Least Heat Moon( )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As word of the discovery of gold in northern California spreads, an English physician, Nathaniel Trennant, accepts an offer to serve as doctor on a ship carrying immigrants to America. Alongside some two hundred emigres from northern Europe is a contingent of wealthy British people who call themselves not immigrants, but colonists. With this imported cultural divide, Nathaniel begins a long journey into what he terms the American experiment, one already under the stress of social injustices and economic inequities. Trennant arrives in Baltimore and stumbles onto its slave market where he witnesses the horrors of human bondage. One night in a boardinghouse he discovers under his bed a runaway slave. Disturbed and angered by the selling of human lives, he offers to help the young man escape, a criminal action that will put the slave and physician into flight from both the law and opportunistic slave hunters. Traveling by foot, horse, stage, canal boat, and steamer, the two men gradually form a bond as they explore the backcountry, and forge a deep friendship as they encounter the land and a host of memorable characters who reveal the nature of the American experiment"--
Blue highways : a journey into America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

58 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the author lost his job in a college in Missouri, he set off across America in a half-ton Ford van. This book is his account of that journey - an exploration of the American landscape and the people who live in it
Prateria : una mappa in profondità by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue highways e. Reise in Amerika by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
River-horse : the logbook of a boat across America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author sets out from New York City to sail his boat across the United States
The four seasons of Kansas by Daniel D Dancer( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Daniel Dancer moves through the four seasons, capturing first the vast, spare grandeur of prairie and sky, then focusing closer to illuminate the more intimate pieces of the Kansas landscape - the icy fur of a buffalo in winter, a solitary gravestone nearly overgrown by prairie grass. Season by season, he uncovers the uncomplicated, subtle beauty of the state." "Introducing each section of the book is an aerial photograph of an earthwork by crop artist Stan Herd. By plowing and planting various crops, Herd transformed a field into the image of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflower Still Life. Dancer's camera captures Herd's earthwork as it changes color and fullness through spring, summer, and fall, and is blanketed by snow in winter." "This revised edition features a new preface, four new seasonal essays, and eleven new photographs replacing those found in the original 1988 edition."--Jacket
Le strade per quoz : in giro per l'America by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PrairyErth : (a deep map) by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the author's journey through the 744 square miles and meeting the 3,000 inhabitants of Chase County, Kansas
The truth about writing( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There's no better writing than what writers write about writing. Each author's perspective, each honest quip, and each unique truth offers insight into the process of self-expression. Curated here in a thoughtful collection, The Truth About Writing brings fresh attention to favorite writers, their thoughts, and their passions. Elevated with a fresh design, a foil-stamped cover, and colorful edge staining, this book of quotes is the perfect gift for novice and professional writers, avid readers, or anyone who loves the written word. Filled with wisdom from some of writing's best and brightest, including old favorites such as J. D. Salinger, Jack Kerouac, Sylvia Plath, and Ray Bradbury, and more contemporary figures such as Roxane Gay, Toni Morrison, Stephen King, and Cheryl Strayed, this book contains more than 380 quotations; many are contradictory, but all are true."
Prateria : una mappa in profondità by William Least Heat Moon( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'autore concentra la sua attenzione su una piccola contea del Kansas, uno degli stati centrali, nel cuore del paese, là dove finiscono le foreste del Missouri e inizia la prateria del West, luogo solo apparentemente desolato e monotono. Il suo intento è quello di scoprire il carattere originario di questa terra, il genio del luogo, iniziando col descrivere l'erba alta più di tre metri, e parlando poi dell'importanza degli elementi naturali. Heat-Moon rilegge i racconti dei primi coloni, segue le tracce degli indiani, fa parlare allevatori e agricoltori, coltiva il sogno di un grande parco nazionale della prateria. Il libro diventa un canto d'amore per la natura che, non solo in America, rischia di scomparire
Classical mythology in the poetry of Robert Herrick by William Least Heat Moon( )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.04 for Not just a ... to 0.96 for Prateria : ...)

Lewis & Clark : an illustrated history
Columbus in the AmericasThis land is your land : across America by airOld Indian trailsBlue highways : a journey into AmericaPrateria : una mappa in profonditàBlue highways e. Reise in AmerikaRiver-horse : the logbook of a boat across AmericaThe four seasons of KansasPrairyErth : (a deep map)
Alternative Names
Heat-Moon, W. L. 1939-

Heat-Moon, William 1939-

Heat-Moon, William L. 1939-

Heat-Moon, William Least

Heat Moon, William Least 1939-

Least Heat-Moon William

Least Heat-Moon, William 1939-

Moon, William Heat Least.

Moon William Least Heat-

Moon, William Least Heat 1939-

Trogdon William

Trogdon, William 1939-

Trogdon, William Lewis.

Trogdon, William Lewis 1939-

William Least Heat-Moon American writer

William Least Heat-Moon Amerikaans schrijver

William Least Heat-Moon amerikansk historikar og skribent

William Least Heat-Moon amerikansk historiker och författare

William Least Heat-Moon amerikansk historiker og skribent

William Least Heat-Moon écrivain américain

William Least Heat-Moon escriptor estatunidenc

William Least Heat-Moon escritor estadounidense

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William Least Heat-Moon shkrimtar amerikan

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English (283)

Italian (28)

German (7)

Dutch (6)

Japanese (4)