The Last Great American Hobo

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I m a professor at Columbia University s Graduate School of Journalism I ve published ten books, including And Their Children After Them, which won the 1990 non fiction Pulitzer Prize The most recent is Bringing Mulligan Home The Other Side of the Good War PublicAffairs Before that I released the paperback edition of Someplace Like America Tales from the New Great Depression University of Ca

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  • Hardcover
  • 278 pages
  • The Last Great American Hobo
  • Dale Maharidge
  • English
  • 14 October 2019
  • 9781559582995

10 thoughts on “The Last Great American Hobo

  1. says:

    This book was a lucky find at The book is reportage of a 10 year immersion journalism in the fast fading world of the railroad hobo It centers around Blackie, thought to be last of his breed of traveling people, and other characters in their camp along the Sacramento River at a time when big money development wanted everything necessary to rebuild the city Dale Maharidge is listed as prime author, but the pictures by Micheal Williamson really deserve first billing Both of these guys are real pros, Pulitzer Prize 1990, and this work a prime example of something we re lost in the conversion to the digital realmthe reporter photographer team Nowadays everyone expects one person to fulfill both roles and make their output in 140 characters and and a few second of lo res video Really look at Williamson s photos100 framesfilmcomposed and cropped in the camera with superb timing and the picture building sense of how to tell the story Maharidge s text pulls no punches and self examines in ways that both fit the story and tells on the professionals dilemma in a corporate medium Both of them have personal empathynot just with the plight of the campground people, but with the exi...

  2. says:

    This is as much a look at river people and hoboes in West Sacramento circa 1990 as it is a musing on how capitalism in a America affects its skeptics.

  3. says:

    Excellent dialogue anecdotes throughout author s personal commentary is so so, but certainly not bad Great photos in the second half A good find.

  4. says:

    To start, I never really understood why this book was titled The Last Great American Hobo It s a nice title, but I never felt it was the best title for the book It s a rather romantic title, and the book tries to resist romanticizing and mythologizing the hobo life So, I don t get it Moving on now.This was an interesting read Dale Maharidge writes a nice account of his interactions with Blackie and the other hobos and homeless River People The story is an interesting one, though at times I felt that Maharidge was holding back and intentionally leaving some thoughts, feelings, details out While I understand that sometimes some events and feelings just can t be written at all, let alone accurately in this case I thought there were moments when he was keeping me at a distance that mildly frustrated me But maybe I was just not connecting with his point I haven t read many books about hobos, the homeless, and or poverty His chapter on reality got a bit finger pointing and accusatory in a way that made me feel like he was blaming me, which was also a bit annoying, ...

  5. says:

    This was my first read from the several Michael Williamson and Dale Maharidge collaborations and this book falls in the middle of their works I liked the writing style of Maharidge as well as the photographs from Williamson The first third of the book is text of their story of Blackie and his gradual defense against authorities of his hobo camp and lifestyle from around 1989 1992 The last two thirds includes black and white photographs by Williamson along with captions to describe the story, as well Maharidge elaborates some on his and Williamson s struggle with what it meant to be a hobo and no longer accept living in typical society as most all of us know, versus living within society It was a choice of sorts and towards the end it was revealed that the authors were surprised with just how seriously they were considering the same path for themselves after knowing these men and understanding the reasons for choosing the hobo not homeless, rather hobo way of life The subjects became th...

  6. says:

    Dry reading, sadly The photos are cool, some of the writing just seems forced, but given the subject matter, I can see where getting a story would be tough Still a great read

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