1910, rural Missouri. John Hartmann is graduating from high school and has no idea what the future holds. When his friend Paul Bricken, 19 and blind since birth, buys a Model T and asks John to drive him to Yellowstone National Park, he jumps at the chance. He's less enthusiastic about bringing along Henry Brotherton, who's loud, crude, and a bigot.
The three set off on the trip of a lifetime as America braces itself for the Jack Johnson-Jim Jefferies heavyweight championship bout and the biggest racial upheaval the young country has seen since its Civil War 50 years earlier.
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With echoes of Twain and Steinbeck, Seeing America is a story for every restless soul who ever wondered what lay over the horizon and conjured the courage to set out in search of it.
— Robert Klose, author of Long Live Grover Cleveland
. . . a heartwarming, gut-wrenching story about finding out the meaning of the word 'home' . . .
Superficially, the story is about three young men who . . . set off on an adventure across America. In reality though it is about so many more things . . . fear and how it manifests in hatred, the nature of free will, prejudice and the power of human kindness.