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By Bill Bryson
Un appassionante vagabondaggio in keeping with le strade di un’America minore, dentro il cuore delle piccole città che sono l’anima segreta degli Stati Uniti, luoghi in cui los angeles vita sembra rimasta ferma agli anni cinquanta. Un viaggio attraverso un presente rimasto passato, in una provincia rurale che sembra non voler lasciare spazio al futuro. invoice Bryson, americano di nascita ma inglese d’adozione, percorre a bordo di una vecchia Chevrolet 22.500 chilometri all’inseguimento di un ricordo. Restituendoci un pace cristallizzato, los angeles canzone di uno sterminato paese che continua a credere, a immaginare, a vivere fra le pieghe di un sogno domestico e provinciale.
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A troop of Portuguese cavalry had appeared on the crest where the single cannon was firing bravely. A rattle of musketry proved that some infantry was still fighting, but more and more troops were retreating past the house and Sharpe knew it could only be a matter of minutes before the city’s defenses collapsed entirely. Hagman began slicing away at Sharpe’s hair. ” “Short like a good sermon, sir,” Hagman said. ” There was a sudden stab of pain as Hagman speared a louse with the scissors’ blade.
The French did well today,” Christopher remarked to his Portuguese servant, a young man with receding hair and a thin, earnest face. “The devil will get them in the end, senhor,” the servant answered. “Sometimes mere men have to do the devil’s business,” Christopher said. He drew a small telescope from his pocket and trained it on the far hills. ” “If you say so, senhor,” the servant answered. ’” “If you say so, senhor,” the servant repeated, wondering why the English officer called him Horatio when his name was Luis, but he thought it was probably better not to ask.
He saw Sharpe’s puzzlement, “Macbeth, Lieutenant,” he explained as he spurred his horse toward the gate, “a play by Shakespeare. ” In that, at least, he was right. A great spume of dust and smoke was boiling out from the central redoubts of the city’s northern defenses. That was where the Portuguese had been putting up the strongest resistance, but the French artillery had managed to throw down the parapets and now their infantry assaulted the bastions, and the majority of the city’s defenders were fleeing.
America perduta: In viaggio attraverso gli Usa (9th Edition) by Bill Bryson