Turn Left at the Trojan Horse: A Would-Be Hero's American by Brad Herzog

By Brad Herzog

all of it all started with a call for participation to a school reunion, prime Brad Herzog to take inventory: How has he measured as much as his younger aspirations? What constitutes a heroic existence? So this modern day Odysseus in Kerouac garments embarks on a cross-country quest for perception. yet rather than a voyage domestic to Ithaka following the Trojan conflict, this would-be hero is making his approach towards his alma mater in Ithaca, big apple. beginning with a view of Washington's Mount Olympus, Herzog makes his means eastward, delving into his personal psyche and the lives of daily heroes alongside the best way. He meets a instructor in a rural one-room schoolhouse in Troy (Oregon), a lifelong hobo in Iliad (Montana), a bomb-diffusing soldier from Sparta (Wisconsin) and an 87-year-old paragon of reliability in Pandora (Ohio). flip LEFT on the computer virus is a philosophical, historic and conversational trek throughout the United States and during the common truths embedded in historical myths. notwithstanding, in spite of everything it's easily the tale of 1 guy looking for his way.

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