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States of Mind: A Search for Virtue in America

States of Mind: A Search for Virtue in America

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Can you find love in Love, Virginia? Is there inspiration in Inspiration, Arizona? Wisdom in Wisdom, Montana? It is 1995, and young author Brad Herzog wonders if the cynicism of his generation reflects America or merely misjudges it. So he and his wife empty their bank accounts, pack everything into a Winnebago and set a course for the fine print of the atlas. The road takes them to Triumph, Louisiana, where they find a community twice destroyed by hurricanes and twice rebuilt. In Justice, West Virginia, half the population descends from the Hatfields and McCoys. Faith, South Dakota is a hailstorm, a grasshopper plague and a religious debate. Harmony, California is up for sale.What began as a literal search for the small places on the map becomes a figurative examination of virtues lost amid disillusionment. Equal parts whimsy and wonder, STATES OF MIND eloquently reminds us that large insight is the amalgam of small discoveries.*Recommended reading for nationwide AP Human Geography course.

Author: Brad Herzog
Publisher: Why Not Books
Published: 05/03/2016
Pages: 414
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.92d
ISBN: 9780996242219

About the Author
Brad Herzog is the author of more than three-dozen books, including three critically acclaimed travel memoirs about his journeys through small-town America - TURN LEFT AT THE TROJAN HORSE, SMALL WORLD, and STATES OF MIND, which was featured on Oprah and The Today Show and reached the top of the Amazon bestseller list. He lives on California's Monterey Peninsula with his wife and two sons. For more information visit

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