What Makes an American?

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Some books are a document of their time. They can serve as historical testimony, telling us about the moods of society or giving evidence to processes that turn out to be transformative over time. Does Steinbeck provide that in “Travels with Charley”, the book that documents his travels across the US in the early sixties?

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