'Tim Albert’s account of his two Greyhound bus odysseys across America, 50 years apart, is a warm, funny and observant take on the state of the States. The distance in time marks not just a changed country but a changed narrator...' - review by Alice Allan, read more
In 1969 I travelled 12,000 miles around the US on Greyhound Buses. In 2019, half a century later, I went back on the buses again.
My latest book, Two Summers: Nixon and Trump by Greyhound Bus, tells the stories of those two trips and describes how half a century has changed bus travel, the United States and me. It is a story of abandoned landmarks, rampant technology, clashing cultures - and individal acts of hospitality and kindness.
'A lovely evocation of heady times in America' - James Naughtie
'Tim's knack of digging beneath the surface is admirable and he generously introduced me to a group of genial fellow travellers ... witty thoughtful and insightful' - Spiranthes
''Reminiscent of both Alastair Cooke and Bill Bryson' - PJ
'A great holiday read and makes you think "I might try that!"' - Kevin O'Neill
'Learnt about America and Americans ... Howled with laughter' - Melanie Denning