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Hunting Mister Heartbreak: A Discovery of America

Hunting Mister Heartbreak In 1782 an immigrant with the high-toned name J. Hector St. John de Crè vecoeur--"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 Crè vecoeur's wake to see how America has paid off for succeeding generations of newcomers. The result is an e... Full description

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