(Copied from Books on the Knob)
Thousands of Broadways: Dreams and Nightmares of the American Small Town , by Robert Pinsky, is free from the University of Chicago this month.
Broadway, the main street that runs through Robert Pinsky’s home town of Long Branch, New Jersey, was once like thousands of other main streets in small towns across the country. But for Pinsky, one of America’s most admired poets and its former Poet Laureate, this Broadway is the point of departure for a lively journey through the small towns of the American imagination. Thousands of Broadways explores the dreams and nightmares of such small towns—their welcoming yet suffocating, warm yet prejudicial character during their heyday, from the early nineteenth century through World War II. . . .
Follow this link http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ebooks/free_ebook.html to sign up for the free book. You'll need to enter your email address, then check your email for the link to download the book. You get a .ACSM file, which, when opened, will load the PDF book inside of Adobe ADE. This is a DRM'd PDF.