Two Summers: read about my trips around USA on Greyhound Buses, 1969 and 2019

In 1969, then a 22-year-old British student, I travelled 12,000 miles around America on Greyhound buses. Half a century later to the day, by now a 72-year-old retired journalist, I went back.

The adventures that followed are described in my latest book, Two Summers; Nixon and Trump by Greyhound Bus. It is a story of how I, bus travel and the United States have changed over half a century - and includes abandoned landmarks, rampant technology, clashing cultures, and individual acts of great hospitality and kindness. 


'Not just a changed country but a changed narrator', commented one reviewer.


Looking back, the stresses behind the 2020 election upheavals were clearly visible in that summer of 2019. One quote in particular sticks with me still: 'We need to be sure we are not living through the last days of the Roman Republic.' It came from a police chief.


A lovely evocation of heady times in America' - BBC journalist James Naughtie


'A must read for those that simply never got over seeing this amazing America the Greyhound way' - William Eisenhuth, former Greyhound bus driver


'Tim gets a real feel for how people think of Trump and their homeland of today. He writes superbly...I loved the humour' - John Fish, The Last Word Book Review


If you want to find out more about the book click here


If you've read enough already and want to  buy a copy click here

Also on this website:

Books: my previous memoir and four books on medical writing


Talks: based on my two latest books and available in Zoom


Courses: the ones I developed and where they can be found


Writing tips: from writing a eulogy to overcoming writer's block

Two Summers: Nixon and Trump by Greyhound Bus

'Not just a changed country but a changed narrator'

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