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Backblocks America : Jo & Gareth Morgan take on the States, Canada and Mexico

Backblocks America : Jo & Gareth Morgan take on the States, Canada and Mexico (out of print)

Author: Jo & Gareth Morgan
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Backblocks America: Jo and Gareth Morgan take on the States, Mexico and Canada is the story of Jo and Gareth's latest trip. Backblocks America is a roadtrip of discovery. They start at St Augustine, Florida where the first European settlement was made in 1565 by the Spanish, and eventually wander to the Alaskan coast on the Arctic Ocean, where much earlier the Indians arrived. Along the route they take in the history and music of the South, from the War of Independence, to the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, country music, rock and roll and the Blues. Into Mexico then up the Rockies from Santa Fe to Alaska. Finally turning south they ferry through the Inner Passage to the top of Vancouver Island and begin riding down the West Coast to journey's end at Los Angeles. A trip of some 22,000 kms - and it was a real education. This book is structured differently to Silk Riders in that it's not a straight chronological story of a motorcycle journey. First published April 2007.

Author description

Dr Gareth Morgan is CEO of Gareth Morgan Investments portfolio manager, and chairman of and a consultant to economics consultancy Infometrics Ltd which he founded in 1982. He is also a well-known columnist, a television debater and a sought-after conference speaker. Of the seven riders Jo owns the fastest bike back in NZ, and has been on bikes before she was legal. Jo's other activities include teaching, welding and raising 4 children, and an extensive portfolio of social and community work.

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General Fields

  • : 9781869418885
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : April 2007
  • : New Zealand
  • : April 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : photographs
  • : Jo & Gareth Morgan
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : 917.0454
  • : 238